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46  Using Arduino / Microcontrollers / Re: Confused at the function "pulseIn()" on: June 25, 2013, 04:55:15 am
Its also a horrible way to do anything RC related because it blocks until it gets a pulse.

Try this interrupt based approach instead -

http://rcarduino.blogspot.ae/2012/01/how-to-read-rc-receiver-with.html

Duane B

rcarduino.blogspot.com
47  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: RC car speed measurment, any idea how ? on: June 23, 2013, 05:27:37 am
Or -

http://rcarduino.blogspot.com/2011/12/traction-control-part-11-monitoring.html

and

http://rcarduino.blogspot.com/2013/06/rc-arduino-traction-control-traction.html

or

http://rcarduino.blogspot.ae/2012/09/lap-timer-build-along-part-3-timer.html

Duane B

rcarduino.blogspot.com
48  Using Arduino / Sensors / Re: Hall Effect Wheel Speed, next step on: June 18, 2013, 10:59:13 am
You might find some relevant content here -

http://rcarduino.blogspot.ae/2013/06/rc-arduino-traction-control-traction.html

Duane B

rcarduino.blogspot.com
49  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: PCINT question on: June 12, 2013, 02:53:56 am
Hi,

I had a stab at explaining it here, its not any easy topic -

http://rcarduino.blogspot.ae/2013/06/rc-arduino-traction-control-traction.html

Duane B

rcarduino.blogspot.com
50  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: how does the servo library run code during normal operation on: June 12, 2013, 02:51:32 am
This might help -

http://rcarduino.blogspot.ae/2012/01/can-i-control-more-than-x-servos-with.html

Duane B

rcarduino.blogspot.com
51  Using Arduino / Audio / Re: Looping Machine on: June 10, 2013, 08:07:19 am
It wasn't a Jamie Lidell gig was it ?

Duane B

rcarduino.blogspot.com
52  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: RC Traction control - accurately measuring wheel speed on: June 09, 2013, 04:28:25 am
This week I will try to get some long exposure pictures of this system running at night to that I can see a trace of the traction situation before testing any control algorithms, for now, here is a draft update on the RCArduino traction control project

http://rcarduino.blogspot.ae/2013/06/rc-arduino-traction-control-traction.html

Duane B

rcarduino.blogspot.com
53  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: PWM in on: June 09, 2013, 02:01:38 am
Quote
I have managed to use Duane's code, together with GPS to make an autonomous vehicle navigate to a waypoint.
It was very smooth and easy to understand his code before I got to it...
I can take over control at any time by turning on the transmitter.

Got a video ? I will put a link to your project on the blog if thats ok ?

Duane B
54  Products / Arduino Due / Re: Due controlling ESC with PWM. on: June 09, 2013, 02:00:16 am
Why not just use the servo library, its standard, well supported, means you can port code from the 8-bit Arduino's etc ?

This example outputs 8 servo signals and reads them back in using interrupts -

http://rcarduino.blogspot.ae/2013/04/reading-rc-channels-with-arduino-due.html

Duane B

rcarduino.blogspot.com
55  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: PWM in on: June 09, 2013, 01:52:12 am
Hi,

   Start here -

http://rcarduino.blogspot.ae/2012/01/how-to-read-rc-receiver-with.html

   Once you can read the incoming pulse width using the code above, you can add an if statement to turn your camera on and off, but the starting point is the code in the post above - or you could use the dreaded pulseIn function

Duane B

rcarduino.blogspot.com
56  Using Arduino / Audio / Re: Groovesizer: auduino with 16-step sequencer on: June 08, 2013, 04:39:45 am
Hi,

You have almost certainly wired the Pots incorrectly, can you post a diagram of what you think you have done and a picture of how you have done it.

Duane B

rcarduino.blogspot.com
57  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Outdoor IR Beam trigger Issues on: May 27, 2013, 12:42:31 am
This uses a simple IR LED and IR Receiver, it works very well at high speed in the Dubai sunshine.

http://rcarduino.blogspot.ae/2012/09/lap-timer-build-along-part-3-timer.html

The key to getting this working was -

1) Spray paint the inside of the receiver enclosure with 'ultra flat' non reflective camouflage paint

2) Fix the received so that it is an inch back from the small opening in the enclosure

This ensures that only direct light is able to reach receiver, all indirect light is absorbed by the non reflective pain before it can reach the detector.

You can find details of all the components etc by following the other posts in the build along.

Duane B

rcarduino.blogspot.com
58  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Slotcar speed controller with display and electronic memory project on: May 20, 2013, 07:50:50 am
Hi,
   One way of keeping the weight low - as in low down where it helps rather than high up where it does not - is to use PCB as the chassis material. Lot of guys have done this in the past becuase its easy to solder home made chassis together this way. With a bit of though you could design an Arduino chassis.

Lots of examples here -
http://slotblog.net/topic/19762-even-more-pcb-chassis/

Duane B

rcarduino.blogspot.com
59  Using Arduino / Audio / Re: Bandlimited waveform generation on: May 13, 2013, 03:01:30 am
If your already using a wavetable for your sinewave, why not use it in the calculation as well, thats going to be a lot faster.

If you really wanted to generate a band limited squarewave, you could do the calculation in loop and flag your ISR when the wavetable is ready this way you get what you want reasonably quickly without messing up the audio generation.

Alternativley I have seen that wave shaping can acheive the same result with less computation however I have not yet been able to understand this approach

Duane B

rcarduino.blogspot.com
60  Using Arduino / Audio / Re: DDS Lookup table length on: May 13, 2013, 02:57:05 am
I disagree a bit - if your output is 8-bit there is not much point in having higher resolution wavetables.

I assume that you want more than one output channel so even your 8 bit samples end up being around 6 bit resolution by the time they are down shifted into the output resolution.

If you have 12 bit or 16 bit output then yes it makes sense to have longer more detailed wavetables or to interpolate between samples in your tables, but with 8 bits, 256 is optimum.

Duane B

rcarduino.blogspot.com
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