I don't have an Arduino yet or any real electronics experience (I'm a programmer and mechanic). I'm building a radio controlled "robot" of sorts. I've read up on controlling servos with Arduino. I'd like to use Arduino as a sophisticated "mixer" for the servos. Since servos are controlled with PWM signals, the R/C controller must output that (so obvious, but it's the intro to the question...). The question is, can I read the PWM from the R/C receiver? I understand the Arduino has 6 analog inputs and PWM is used to "simulate" analog output, so do the analog inputs sort of electrically average the PWM signal into a voltage, then convert to a number? Would this be the approach to take?
Feel free to point me to existing resources if this is a common issue.
Thanks for your patience with the newbie!