I'm cross posting from the Due forum, this might be a better place... I recently decided to take on a little project, but I'm coming at it as a complete beginner to electronics and have a few question.
So, the project is fairly ambitious for a beginner (a quadcopter... ) but I figure it's really just a lot of little projects strung together - get a led blinking, get a buzzer making noise, make a motor spin, make two motors spin and so on so I don't really mind how far I get to the ultimate goal!
I've roughly been following https://code.google.com/p/owenquad/ as a guide, but there isn't a whole lot of information on it.
Anyway, I bought the Due because I thought the most recent one would be the best choice... but now I'm seeing that there might be some issues with the fact that it can't accept 5v and there isn't as much info out there about it compared to the Uno. So my questions:
If I wanted to get a simple setup of the Arduino controlling a brushless motor - what exactly would I need? As far as I can see I need the motor, a Lipo battery and an ESC... am I missing anything?
My next question is, could anyone point me to versions of each of these things that would work with the arduino due? Would the parts list on the owenquad site be suitable? I read somewhere ESCs will send 5v back to the arduino - is that true and would it mess up the due?
Once all this is set up, would it be possible to control the motors by sending signals from Python? I'm ultimately hoping to have the Arduino connected
Also any tips and pointers that might be useful appreciated.