I've flown foam flying wings for several years so when my parents gave me a
Zagi THL for Christmas, I wanted to do something different. So I decided to try to use Arduinos to control it. Initially I had thought to use an Arduino Pro Mini but the servos needed 5V but the radios needed 3.3V. I realized I had a
Microduino laying around my buddy gave me which is about as small and can do both voltages.
VicTsing Micro Servo X2
PowerBoost 500 Charger
850 MA LiPo - I had this laying around
2.4G NRF24L01 + PA + LNA Wireless Transceiver Communication Module
3d Printed Raspberry Pi Gameboy by adafruit
Arrela® Arduino Dual-Axis Button Joystick Module
USB Charger - for the battery
push button x2
When I get on a project, I get so into it that I forget to take many progress pictures. This is the only one I have:
Close up of the electronics:
Extra Close Up of the Microduino:
The battery and charging unit from the USB charger fit perfectly. SInce I had to add weight to the front of the glider anyways, I might buy another one and replace the glider's power with it.
For the Code I used TMRh20s NRF24L01+ Library to control the radios.
I hope to test it at the hill next weekend. I'll update with the result.
As a kid, I had a remote control robot called a CommandoBot 4. It was pretty sweet; you could talk through the controller, it had a claw for grabbing things, and it could shoot darts. After taking it apart and removing the bad circuit board, I used an
Osepp Motor & Servo Shield, a bluetooth module (JY-MCU), and an Arduino Uno. I'll post the code in a later post. So far I've gotten the wheels going and the claws working. Here is a video of it in action:
Can't wait to get it a bit more together.
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