Hi, I am posting here, because I have done some general experimentation, but do not know if this is for sure possible so I would like to ask here.
I have a Remote Transmitter and Receiver board from an old RC toy, 27mhz I believe. The old RC toy only controlled one motor, so If i hook up that to an arduino input pin, and run the serial monitor, I can get 1 or 0 depending on if I press the button on the controller or not. The old toy remote has great range.
So, could I hook up the button pad to another arduino’s serial out pin, and the receiver to the first arduino’s serial in pin and establish one way communication?
From what I have seen looking at the arduino’s RX and TX lights, when talking to the computer it looks like it is purely one way, the computer doesn’t “reply” “yes I received the data whole”, or “I missed that send again”. Does that mean I could establish one way serial communication this way? And if so could the “home base” arduino be connected over usb and transmit the data to the computer serial monitor or other software?
~~> Base -------USB------> Computer Wireless
I am attempting to use the arduino as a remote weather station, that will be solar powered.
Also if the TX rate of the remote can’t keep up, although it seems to be able to switch as fast as my eyes can see, could i lower the baud rate lower than the serial monitors lowest setting?
Thanks for looking