R/C receiver --> arduino?


here is what I have : an R/C car. It has 2 servo connected to a receiver and I have a remote control.

So the receiver conrol the servo.

Here is my question : how can I get that value? I would like to do exactly the same but through the arduino. Remote -> receiver -> arduino -> servo.

Is it possible? How?

I tried to put it on analog input but without success :(


You need to start educating yourself on how servos work. You will need to use digital IO for this, not analog.


Here is a tutorial on how to make the arduino talk to a servo: http://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/Sweep

I believe that there are libraries on how to read the output of a RC receiver, but I wrote my own routines. Here are some threads. http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1220617779 http://diydrones.com/profiles/blog/show?id=705844:BlogPost:38418

That should get you started.

Actually, I am OK with controlling servo. It was the receiver part which with I had issues.

pulseIn(), that's what I was looking for. Thank you very much!