Very cool TiboJ. I have just started working on a wild thumper project too except I am using the 4 wheel version with 75:1 motors. I am also using the WT Robot Controller. I have a Spectrum DXi6 radio.
This is also very new to me. I noticed you were going to add a pan and tilt unit at some time. Have you done that? I purchased the Lynxmotion unit. (http://www.lynxmotion.com/p-707-micro-pan-and-tilt-kit-black.aspx
). I am struggling on how to control (code) the PT.
I like the switch method that Chargrin noted:
Yes, it would be possible to utilize a switch to tell your Rover that the joysticks (speed and turn signals) control the camera. This would require additional programming on your part; you should look at the example code for the Wild Thumper Controller and make sure you understand it. in the RCMode() function you'll see it reading the speed/turn channels and here is where you'd have it read an additional channel to determine if those readings are for the camera or the wheel motors.
I'd suggest you also set the Rover's speed to zero whenever it detects you've flipped your switch to camera control.
How did you connect yours and can you share your code? Thanks!
Nice to know that you're also working on a similar project!
As I'm now busy with tweaking the range of the camera and the controls, I'm not yet started with a pan/tilt mechanism.
I'll do that after the range tweaking.
As jraskell said, you just need to plug the servos into the right channel into the receiver, that's all.
The 'switch' method is nice if you don't have enough channels on your transmitter, for exemple:
if I want to control a pan/tilt system and a robot arm, but I only have one stick left on my transmitter that already is in use for the pan/tilt. So when I toggle a switch on the transmitter, then the Arduino will 'tell' to use that stick for the robot arm, but not anymore for the pan/tilt.
That is what I'm planning to do.
Let me know about your progress, I'll do that also