I have been working on a mobile turret system for a month or two now. The parts of the system (so far) are listed below, I have written a socket server for the Netduino Plus to take commands from any device on the same network. I have also written an Android app for my Galaxy Tab that just connects to the open socket and sends the needed command.
Ported to Android
Parts so far:
Full rotation servo
Netduino Plus (duh)
I have managed to get the project working quite well (thanks Chris Seto for your servo driver class!), I now need some advice on a few things:
I have done some research on the forums here and found a wi-fi solution here but the breakout costs as much as the Netduino, if I bought this would it be much work to put it on a blank board myself (keeping in mind I have 0 exp with electronics)?
After resolving the wi-fi I believe the next hurdle will be power requirments, the system will have a car battery available to it so It would be good if I could hook into that to power the boards and the servos, I have read it is better to power the servos seperatly because of current requirments not sure how I will do that either...
The end result I am looking for is a mobile turret that will have a spotlight attached which is controlled using my Android app.
Any help, advice or comments would be great!
P.S. This is my first post
Michael WalkerMember Since 20 Jun 2011
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