Hey folks, I've been scheming on this for a while, A radion controlled Rowboat. Its not the first, wont be the last of course, but just something neat I want to try my hand out.
The boat building part, no problem, already built, Lots of experience with servo linkages from years of fiddling with RC
The Rowing mechinism uses four servos, two per oar. One servo pulls the oar forward and backwards, the other lifts the oar up and down. the servos are controlled by a Microcontroler, that is taking the throttle and rudder signals from the RX and translates them into the servos functions.
or as the guy that made the prototype that I'm most intrigued by says:
Interrupt routines measure the rudder and throttle signal then the program works out how to move the oars using a lookup table.
and he is using a Atmega chip, programed off a Arduino board.
The Prototype I'm talking about can be seen here:
I'm not sure where to start where to learn how to code like this. short of Begging the guy for his skript, Can any one nudge where to go to learn, or how to pull this off? maybe some example code I can dissect?
Thank you every one in advance.