I have a project I need advice with.
I have built the small hexapod using the maestro 6ch controller.
However, I want to control it remotely now, and I am not sure which direction to go.
Plan #1 was to just tie it in to a rc reciever, using 2 of my 3 open pins ( on the maestro) as input.
The basic controls were forward, back, right, left.
The I found out that it can’t read PWM in; so I have 3 open channels, and the tx/rx pins to work with.
Hardware at my disposal:
- board(s) pulled from a cheap rc vehicle. The board has 4 wires: 2 for drive motor, and 2 for the steering motor. Basic operation is swap polarity, no proportion control. runs at 3v.
- IR led and ir detector disctrete packs.
- 72mhz rc micro rx(6ch)
large supply of discrete electrical components, including an arduino duemolove.
I have read through the manual, and trolled through the web. I did find the bluetooth remote mod. However, my 15yr anniversary is coming up, so buying any new parts is out of the question ( until after July )
From what I understand, when using the pins as inputs, they accept analog voltage from
0-5v. Is that correct?
So, what would be your recommended course of action?