I'm new here at this forum and i'm new using arduino (and sorry, my english is bad
). But I'm not totally new at programming and using microcontrollers. We made many projects at the university with microcontrolers, but thats been a while and now I'm only programming C++ and Java for Linux. So thats the reason why I thought the arduino could be a perfekt system. Many tutorials and a big comunity where maybe I can get help :-)
What I want to try is to build a rc transmitter and receiver on my own. I thought about taking an arduino due in a model as the receiver and a due in the transmitter together with wireless shields and xbee modules. But I want to do many things with the rc system. I want about 15 - 20 servos and about 10 sensors (temperature and so on) in the model. The sensor data should be transmitted to the transmitter. I know, now the receiver is also a transmitter and the transmitter is a receiver. Just say, receiver is in the model, transmitter is in my hands :-)
On the transmitter i want two 3 axis joysticks and maybe a third one. With 12 analog inputs on the due this should be makeable. And on the transmitter the sensor data from the receiver should be displayed, how exactly is not important. And maybe some switches on the transmitter. An important feature is, that the delay between my inputs and the reaktion of the servos is not too big, otherwise it's not that funny driving a modelcar.
Now, my question is not "How can i do that", it's more "Is it possible with arduino to do that"? I know, if it's possible, it's a long long way and much work, but thats no problem. I have a normal rc transmitter for driving my models, so i have no stress to get it working. I want to learn, so the way is the goal ;-)
What do you think, is it possible to realise my project?
Kind regards from Austria, Heinz.
PS: I don't want to make a transmitter for an model airplane or heli or something dangerous. I want it for slow cars that are not driving far away from me. If it's working 10m stable, it's enough.