April 27, 2011
Ok, so I'm working on a plan to bring my little brother's little Niko RC car (you know, these models that suddenly break down for no reason at all after three charges) back to life. The plan is:
- Yank out old electronics (fun job, done ^^)
- Test steering servo and current draw of drive motor
- Build new electronics
Step 2 will be done by tonight but I have a few hickups on step three.
Basically, I'm going to refit the remote with two mini-joysticks and an xbee module. Now here's the thing: I've read that the xbee has onboard ADC's and I absolutely love this (no need for a microcontroller in the remote) but I can't seem to find a lot of info on how this whole system transmits it's data. With "transmitting it's data" I mean: what comes out at the receiving end and how can I read the ADC's output with my ARDUINO in the car (first time I'll be using arduino :D). Is there anyone here with any experience in this department?
Also, I've built a design for a simple H-bridge and wanted to know if it looks any good. So if you could comment on that, that would be great!
Thanks a lot guys (and girls)!