I would like to start a forum on controlling tanks via rf and arduino/atmegas.
I have had some success reusing the receiver boards on toy state industrial tanks and using the nrf24l01 module for receiving RF.
Yesterday I was able to read a psx analog controller which I think would make a better transmitter interface than my previous namco pacman joystick transmitter.
Currently I am able to read and reproduce IR pulses from Forces of Valor, Huan Qi, Danbar, and Airbender devices.
I have also created some pcbs that www.iteadstudio.com
can reproduce for $1.40 each (must be purchased in packs of 10).
I would like to create a smaller version that will fit in a megatech megatanx.
I would like to open this forum to talk about useful things we learn as well as possibly defining standards that could allow multiple teams to compete. I believe the nrf24l01 is a good choice for rf as it is a low cost, decent range, and supposedly has 100 software selectable channels (I have only used 1 so far).
I have starting documentation at http://atmega.site40.net