August 11, 2011 AT 12:39 pm

Custom Controller V2


Custom Controller V2. Patrick writes –

Hello adafruit industries. My name is Patrick McCabe and I am a 17 year old senior in high school. I was on the second  “show and tell” of yours. I showed off my custom controller I made. I made it so I can provide input to my robots and get information returned. It contains a LCD, Xbee transceiver, custom LCD Arduino micro-controller backpack, 3 button inputs, a potentiometer, and a Wii Nunchuck circuit board with joystick. The buttons will allow navigation through the menu system and sending simple commands within the menu. The Wii Nunchuck will allow for manual control of a robot by using either the joystick or through tilting action read by the accelerometer. The potentiometer will allow variables like speed to be adjusted on a robot.

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  1. Very nicely done! I particularly liked the Wii mode for controlling your robot. Nunchucks are the best for hacking on a budget.

  2. Really enjoy how his projects are always displayed nicely, it’s very professional! Keep up the awesome projects, Patrick! woot!

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