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Topic: Arduino Pro Mini or Arduino Mega for RC Transmission? ( URGENT!!! ) (Read 2318 times) previous topic - next topic

Jnixetra

Hi everyone!!!

I am currently doing a project so that i can control the speed of my servo using my RC transmitter... The transmitter i got now is the 2.4GHz Futaba 6EX and the receiver is Futaba R617FS...

The problems i am having now are:
1) Which arduino board should i use - Arduino Pro Mini or Arduino Mega so that it is better to receive the signal from transmitter & output to my servo?

2) How to the connect the receiver to the arduino board so that it receive signal & read by my program?

3) What type of code should i use to initialize my RC signal, the input & output channel in my program?

Sorry I am quite new to this so i really need someone to give me some guide & point me the direction therefore i can continue the project on my own.. Hope any kind soul will reply me!!! Appreciate it very much!!! THANKS!!! :)

CrossRoads

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Oct 11, 2011, 07:59 am Last Edit: Oct 11, 2011, 08:03 am by CrossRoads Reason: 1
Promini, with a FTDI Basic for downloading code, then disconnect before using the the Promini.   Will be cheaper to replace when you break something.
http://search.store.yahoo.net/yhst-27389313707334/cgi-bin/nsearch?query=promini&searchsubmit=Go&vwcatalog=yhst-27389313707334&.autodone=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gravitech.us%2F

You do not need much IO, so the 20 pins provided by a promini are plenty.

Even better - get a Really Bare Bones Board kit
http://shop.moderndevice.com/collections/arduino-freeduino/
or a Solarbotics Ardweeny
http://solarbotics.com/products/kardw/
and a 3-AA battery pack to power them with.

Need an FTDI Basic no matter what.

I'll let others reply re: interfacing with receiver & servo.
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

Jnixetra

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

I will get a pro mini then... Can u give me some guide on how to program the code so that the transmitter can control my servo if i am using pro mini?

Once again thank you in advance!!! :)

CrossRoads

http://arduino.cc/playground/Main/InterfacingWithHardware#PPM

Scroll down to "Reading PPM from a hobby RC Receiver" (way down the page)
and look up the Servo.h library.

I haven't anything in either area yet.
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

Jnixetra

THANKS FOR THE LINK!!! I THINK IT MAY BE USEFUL!!!!

and really thank you for the help... i will go study it & try out...

Have a nice day!!! God bless kind ppl like you!!! :D

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