Im new when it comes to Arduino, and as Ive search the websites that talk about Arduino, Im really intrigued with its capabilities. Thus, I have decided to take on a project that seems to be right up Arduino's alley. I just hope that it can handle everything I'd like it to be able to do.
The project involves 3 major factors: movement, taking data, and using a wireless communication.
First, the arduino needs to power 2 DC motors to be able to make a tank body move forward, backward, turn left, and turn right. (Seems to be pretty easy with code pasted elsewhere on the motor shield).
Second, the arduino needs to be able to move an actuator/servo 45 degrees max up and down at the touch of a key. (Again, seems to be easy from previous code from others)
Third, the arduino will process data that will be taken from a solar cell attached to the actuator/servo lift, process the data into a CSV file, and paste it into Excel... wirelessly. (Might be a bit tough, but with a little help, it could be doable).
I have purchased the Arduino Board, the WiShield (wireless communication), and the Motor Shield. If someone believes that another module would be better to use, then let me know.
I believe I have seen enough code to ensure that most of what I want to do can be accomplished. What I would like from everyone (that's willing to submit) is ideas on how they would do the project.
Once I complete the project, I will paste my ENTIRE code(s) for everyone to see and utilize at their convenience.
Thanks so much and I look forward to hearing from people.