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nootropic

I built this XBee controlled robotics platform using a 4WD chassis.  There is no microcontroller on the remote, just an XBee connected directly to a joystick and two buttons for controlling the lights.  All project details and video at:
http://nootropicdesign.com/projectlab/2012/02/18/xbee-robotics-platform/



NI$HANT

Nice Project i also made a radio bot using the tamiya track chassis and 433 MHz radio modules, i always wanted to use these XBee's but because of cost implication i was restrained, good to know that when you use XBee you always have the possibility to extend the control radius.
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cyberteque

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ood to know that when you use XBee you always have the possibility to extend the control radius.


Have a look at how far I drive my Rover 5!

Most of the time I couldn't see it and it was behind piles of dirt or on the other side of a hill!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUs2frHb6qk

NI$HANT

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Most of the time I couldn't see it and it was behind piles of dirt or on the other side of a hill!


Well this is according to what this promising technology makers propose! they say you can form a commandant and undless slaves XBee's to extend the control radius that is possible offcourse and i think if it was a fool technology no body would have employed it that much as we see these days into their projects and its too costly that's why too.

I use RF 433 Mhz transmitters or Transceiver modules but i think they are till now very nice utlities given their price and range but turn off;s are those irresponsible communication that it makes.
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superray

Hi there, i am having problems setting this up i keep getting this when compiling the code -  'Serial1' was not declared in scope

i just copied and pasted the code as is..... Also i am using the arduino joystick shield from Sparkfun, is this a problem? my Xbee modules are talking to each other fine when i run a simple counting sketch through arduino, everything is connected properly so i am miffed really.

Do i need to install new libraries?

I am using an arduino duemilanove as the 4WD control, with an Adafruit motor shield with Headers so i can access the RX and TX pins, and i am using an arduino Uno with a joystick shield as the Remote, Xbee series 2 connected to both

Any help would be great.

Cheers

superray

I think i have figured it out, Serial1 does not work with an Uno or a duemilanove , so is there anyway for me to get the 4WD platform to work with an duemilanove ?

Regards,

L

cyclegadget


I think i have figured it out, Serial1 does not work with an Uno or a duemilanove , so is there anyway for me to get the 4WD platform to work with an duemilanove ?

Regards,

L


You can use Serial with Uno...not serial1. Or you can use softwareSerial.

Here is a tutorial that should help you. http://www.jeremyblum.com/2011/02/27/arduino-tutorial-9-wireless-communication/
Good links: Eagle tutorial= http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDE1858BD83D19C70
General Arduion tutorials = http://tronixstuff.wordpress.com
http://www.gammon.com.au/forum/bbshowpost.php?bbtopic_id=123

nootropic

You only need one serial port for the project.  I used Serial for debugging and Serial1 for the XBee.  Just eliminate all the calls to Serial, then change Serial1 to Serial. 

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