Friday, February 8, 2008

A new day, time to start up again

Alright, my ideas about using the joystick have been replaced by using an xbox controller that I spliced with a usb cord. I'm got a hold of a servo that I'm going to try to connect to the arduino. Now, if I could control the servo with the xbox controller I'd be just one step short of taking over the world.

Now, to put this into perspective, I found an open source circuit simulator available in the ubuntu repositories that I'm going to try to build a motor control with. I have a bunch of high power bjts that hopefully will be able to drive some power window motors. Now, if I could hook up the arduino and use my christmas money to buy a xbee starter kit, I'd have a mobile platform that I could build off of.

Well, I have my work cut out for me. Hopefully I don't get too side tracked. I am currently working on a quadrotor and want to write a 3d simulator for it that goes beyond the simulink file my teacher uses. Anyway, off to try to get the servo working. Then to try to get the controller to interface with the servo...

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