Well I know it’s been a while, school’s kept me pretty busy lately. I haven’t done much work on my projects, but with a new job this semester, I have finally been making enough to get some cool new parts I’ve been dying for!
Since I intend to eventually get a quadrocopter or airplane drone going, I figured I might as well finally buy myself a transmitter.
It can be found on hobby sites like Nitroplane or xHeli, and Amazon.
It might not look like much, but this 6 channel transmitter is fully computer programmable and adjustable, has “bind and fly” transmitter/receiver pairing, and only $32!
Sparkfun has an awesome tutorial for using the receiver with Arduino, and I found this detailed tutorial for setting up the transmitter, along with all the drivers, software, and other resources.
It’s all super easy to set up, I’ll have a short servo test video up soon. This thing should make that and all my RC projects a whole lot easier. I plan to set this thing up on my ReboundBot, along with a video camera and some xBee’s to transmit to my computer.
EDIT: Check out my Arduino class for this radio receiver in this post.