still looking for the perfect controller interface..the choices are coming down to arduino Uno, PICaxe or build my own, still haven't made up my mind which I want to go with, each has its own questions, im so confused..
I have tried to join their respective forums but had problems with each (one said I couldn't do anything till mods approved me, still waiting for that, the other goes to a blank page, another am still waiting on a response...)
here is what I want: remote access: I found this remote:12V-12Channel-Relay-RF-Switch-1000m-Remote-Control-Transmitter-Receiver
functions: separate on/off for spot lights, main, and bonus lights dimmer for interior and strobes
I would like two different strobes one for regular nav lights and a double flash(blink,blink,rest) for main center strobe, inverse chasing leds for the nacelle would be cool (translation: just thought of this..here I go overthinking again..)
so far arduino/PICaxe seems to be the best solution for everything I want, but I have no experience with those systems and I am confusing myself trying to figure out which one would work best for me (do I really need any extras, like the usb remote that makes it so I wont have to install a USB port on my ship,(but do I really need that? I would only have to program it once right?)) then I would have to find a program that either does or almost does what I want (im better at editing than coming up with the code from scratch) then how would I tie it in with my remote?... I think i need someone willing to walk me through what I don't know (or at least have the unique abilty to unconfused me..)
I have found some schematics to build my own circuits, a simple flash circuit. and a dimmer circuit, having probs finding a double flash circuit, as most electronics led flash kits do not say whether they double flash or not and the ones that have videos are only regular flashes.. both the regular flash and the dimmer I can get in kit form (components and board) which is a good thing, I would rather have the kits than scratch build, been looking for inverse chasing led's but only found regular chasing leds, (inverse meaning the leds are all on and an off led chases around) which indicates that it would be easier to do with arduino/picaxe..
HELP! i'm so confused right now.. the simpler the better...