Hi, I currently have a RoboticsConnection Traxster kit powered by their Serializer 3.0 controller. I love the controller...but due to the lack of support due to a small community, i am thinking of getting the Arduino Mega (which i do not know much about yet).
My question is, i have set of motors and sensors currently that i use with the Serializer 3.0 controller. I'd like to continue using those and from what little i have read thus far, i think i should be able to since mos are common sensors and motors. I do have some questions however
I have two 9.6v nimh battery packs. Can these be used with the Arduino Mega?
The serializer comes with dedicated POWER and ENCODER terminals on board for handling two motors as well as an additional terminal to supply external power for servos. My question is..for the Arduino Mega boards, do i need to purchase an add on for powering the motors or can the main board power the motors? What about the Motor's encoder wire - does the arduino board support that natively?