Controlling a robot

I am very familiar with building robots however I am unfamiliar with controlling them. I have bought 4 of these http://www.andymark.com/Victor-SP-p/am-2855.htm to control 4 of these motors http://www.andymark.com/CIM-Motor-p/am-0255.htm. I have also bought this arduino kit https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DPH0SWY/ref=s9_acsd_hps_bw_c_x_5_w. My questions are

  1. Will I be able to control these motor controllers with the ardiuno?
  2. If I want to control the robot wirelessly what would I need to purchase in order to do that and how would I do so?

Thank you,

Sam

Hi,

You need to really dig into the specifications on those motors and the motor controller. The controller may be specific to VEX robots??

Those are high-power large motors. They have nothing to do with the kit you got.

I have used very similar motor controllers with the motors. Im not worried about the motor controller being compatable with the motor im worried about the motor controller being compatable with the ardiuno.

It appears that the Victor SP speed controller uses a standard RC Servo signal and can be controlled by the Arduino Servo library. http://www.ctr-electronics.com/downloads/pdf/Victor-SP-Quick-Start-Guide.pdf

As far as controlling it wirelessly…how would i do that?

IR?
RF?

I'm not sure what that means.

Infrared or radio?

Radio

Why not Bluetooth that's what i'm doing for my project
its cheap and easy and you can control from phone

Really any method of control works, I just need to know what I need to buy and I guess how I would set it up.

sdmeyers:
2. If I want to control the robot wirelessly what would I need to purchase in order to do that and how would I do so?

You could use an IR remote control receiver and any IR remote control to get commands to your Arduino. Google for "Arduino IR Remote".
For longer ranges or not line-of-sight you can use a radio-control set as used for model airplanes. They come in models from 2 to over 10 channels and a huge range of prices.
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