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Dutch43
08-07-2008, 11:16 PM
i want to be able to sit at my computer and control a rover that i have built . once i save up enough i plan to get these two things

http://www.trossenrobotics.com/store/p/5200-XBee-ZigBee-Communication-Module.aspx

http://www.trossenrobotics.com/store/p/5196-Robotics-Connection-Serializer-WL.aspx

and once i finish readin up on it i should grasp it enough to use it with no problem

right now i have it hooked up to a four channel rc reciever and the Sabertooth 2x10 rc motor controller its really simple but it was my first real project ill post pics when i take them but thanks to anyone that can help explain if this would be possible

Adrenalynn
08-08-2008, 12:49 AM
Hi Dutch, welcome to the forum!

What's your question?

Do you do any programming? You'd need to in order for the Serializer to be too helpful.

Dutch43
08-08-2008, 12:26 PM
i started reading on how to do it but i want it to be like the srv-1 but i want to be able to control it and have a camera to see what im doin

Adrenalynn
08-08-2008, 12:56 PM
Sounds like the SRV-1 is perfect for you.

droidcommander
08-08-2008, 01:55 PM
By PC based Rover do you mean a rover run remotely by a PC or a rover that has an on-board PC for it's main processor?

Each approach is doable but very different in implementation.

DoridCommander

Dutch43
08-08-2008, 05:31 PM
remotely controlled by a pc

Dutch43
08-08-2008, 05:37 PM
http://www.trossenrobotics.com/traxster-robot-kit-full.aspx

somethin similar to this but just expanding on the base i have already

Dutch43
08-08-2008, 05:48 PM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/escapeeagle/back.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/escapeeagle/battery.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/escapeeagle/left.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/escapeeagle/right.jpg

Adrenalynn
08-08-2008, 06:16 PM
You didn't tell us what motor controller you're using? What motors, anything else. How about a little more info?

sam
08-08-2008, 06:25 PM
That platform looks nice and sturdy!

I would like to do something like this too. But alas, I have enough proejcts on the talbe. :wink:

Dutch43
08-08-2008, 07:51 PM
A sabertooth 2x10 motorcontroller 2 Lynxmotion GHM-01 motors and mount and a four channel futaba receiver Revo wheels and everything else is all custom work oh the battery is a 12 volt 7.2Ah it works great if you want a real simple robot

LinuxGuy
08-08-2008, 08:19 PM
Do you do any programming? You'd need to in order for the Serializer to be too helpful.
The serializer accepts ASCII text commands. There shouldn't be any programming required.

8-Dale

Adrenalynn
08-08-2008, 09:51 PM
Sure. If you can type a few thousand characters per second. Otherwise being able to programatically get information to them is handy.