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Michael Walker

Member Since 20 Jun 2011
Offline Last Active Jul 15 2014 08:40 AM

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Mobile turret system

27 July 2011 - 09:56 PM

Hi All,

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
180 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 :D

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