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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:19 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Nice diagram Dan,
Do you think the Teecee's v3 lights with the Arduino mini will be hard to wire?

I wonder if there is a benefit to staying with the UNO so other things can be controlled also?

I have the sound card working now and I'm altering some of the sounds and how they are controlled by the Ps2 buttons. Your code makes it so nice to be able to do this.

This weekend I plan to get a project box and mount the Padawan system inside and add a master connector so the system will be easy to remove from the droid and work on it.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Calvin, I have not done anything with the mini or the v3 logics but I think you should be fine. Are you using the v3 psi's  as well?  If so that will free up 4 arduino pins over my version leaving lots of growing room.
I like the project box idea, if that includes the sabertooth it could save alot of money being able to move it between multiple droids.
I'd love to see some pics
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm looking for the correct size box to mount the system, I'll find it by this weekend.
I haven't thought about putting the Sabers inside the same box, but I like that idea. I wonder if heat would be a problem?
Although I do plan to vent the box.

We just finished setting the code for our sounds.
We have only used 3 of the trigger buttons and the triangle, circle and X button. This leaves the 4th trigger and the square button open for other functions. I made a 10 minute random sound file and it freed up the remote some.

We are waiting for the Teecee's to come in the mail, Can't wait till they get here.

If it's ok we you, (it was suppose to be a surprise) I'm making a presentation for MegaCon and the Padawan is the highlight of the presentation. When it's finished Ill send you a copy and if it's good enough, let me know and it will play at Mega in our booth.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dan,
I bought a book on iPad about building a 8 servo board using a Arduino mini. I'm trying to find away to show a pic of the board.
The guy list the parts and the code.
I don't know if this is something that would be helpful but I was looking for away to use servos on the doors, pie panels and etc.
Do you already have something in mind?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Calvin.
The video sounds great, can't wait to see it.
As for servos, the servo library that comes with arduino can control up to 12 servos. See this link
http://www.arduino.cc/en/Reference/Servo
This is pretty much what I did with the sabertooth and exactly how I'm doing my dome. A servo bumps one of two switches.
This is why I'm looking at 5v power drops that can handle more amps, so I can add more servos.
As soon as I have time, I'm going to add a hp light and 2 servos to the hp. I plan to change the volume control to work while pressing right trigger 1 and if its not pressed the d pad will control the hp.
Don't forget you also have the start and select buttons as well as buttons when you press the joysticks down.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would be cool to control the Hps.
By chance, do you hear a clipping sound from the Mp3 Trigger when you play a long sound or song?
It's hard to hear but it's there.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a nice little project box at Radio Shack and started installing the Padawan.
The box has plenty of room for everything and enough room for ventilation between each board.



The Ps2 receiver is mounted to the side of the box and on the side of the box is a 25 pin D-Sub connector that will be the master connection.
This will make it easy to remove the Padawan from the droid for repair or use in another droid.
I need to find some heavy connectors for the Sabertooth.



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll have to post some more pics because I've moved a couple of things around in the box.
I also plan to install a small fan to keep the box from getting to hot.

Dan,
If you get a chance I need to talk to you about a project, but I need to talk to you off the forum.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dan,
I meant to ask you, On the wiring diagram it shows how to connect the Sabertooth to the Arduino using the signal wire.
Does it need a ground also?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Calvin, I honestly don't remember if I connected a ground between them, I'll look tomorrow at work.
You can pm or email me.

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