I’m looking for information about how to connect several pieces of hardware to my Seeeduino. I’m not looking for an overly in depth explanation, just a push in the right direction and confirmation of whether or not what I want to achieve is possible.
I’m building a autonomous quadcopter based around the Arduino/Seeeduino platform. Hopefully what I wan’t to achieve isn’t impossible.
I have a Seeeduino http://www.coolcomponents.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=510&osCsid=j90j5kqfegquksdbumahtmuqg5 which states that it has:
To this, i’d like to be able to connect my Rx crystal from my TxRx as well as a Razor 9DOF IMU http://www.coolcomponents.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=462&osCsid=j90j5kqfegquksdbumahtmuqg5 and also a GPS module http://www.coolcomponents.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=210 as well as an XBEE using an XBEE shield.
Whilst i’ve seen other projects use each of these components individually, i’m unsure as to whether or not they will all be able to interface with the Seeeduino in tandem?
It is my understanding that the Razor 9DOF IMU transmits data on the RxTx pins. Will this interfere with my XBEE transmitting data on those pins too?
I’m unsure about the GPS and how to interface it with the Seeeduino. The cables that come with them seem to be nothing i’ve seen before.
As far as i’m aware, my Rx crystal has 6 I/O leads which will mean i’ll need to use 6 pins to connect this to the Seeeduino. I’m worried that this won’t leave enough inputs for the additional IMU and GPS sensors.
Worst comes to worst, I can probably omit the GPS (i’d rather not though as this would be damn handy!). I’m just struggling to determine how to connect everything together and whether the Seeeduino is capable of handling them all in tandem?
Sorry if my questions are a little vague. I’m still new to the world of arduino and reading data sheets isn’t an easy task. Any help anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated!