Well, I am new to all of this. I can code a little, but it has been a while, and I am ok following schematics. Anyways, trying to help my son with a science fair project. He had the idea of a head tracking device, like they use in the rc world, coupled with a wireless tx/rx that controls two servos in a hand - left right, up down - moving to your head movements.
A friend of ours is into rc hobby and suggested checking out one of the rc boards. We did, and bought the arduino and sensor for the head tracker. Very simple, and the code was also, simple. That part we have running.
The second part involved purchasing a promini tied to a cc2500 rx/tx. We assembled that as per the schematic on the board, however the code, the author only has in hex, and we are getting so many compiling errors, it is not even funny. We are using a usbasp S51 & AVR programmer (10 pin) and finally found out for arduino IDE to push the code you have to wire it not to the header pins but, MOSI, MISO, SCK,RST etc. AND push the reset button while compiling. So basically I have a couple of questions, and I am HOPING someone can help and greatly simplify this whole thing. We (shared the cost) bought a few of each board and transmitter for spares, but this whole thing has gone south and trying to salvage it...
First, is there a better programmer for the promini atmega328?
Second, is there an easier way to accomplish this wireless and simple to understand code? Basically looking for a simple transceiver that will take the PPW signal from the head tracker, and wireless transmit to the hand that contains a receiver, and two servos, that converts the PPW wireless signal to the up/down - left/right motion.
Any help greatly appreciated. THANKS!!!