That thing looks pretty slick... Now I wonder if you can reflash the firmware on the micro with something more useful? Or if there is a way to tap into serial or i2c communication using their open protocol?<div><br></div><div>
3 servo outputs, and 2 analog ins is kind of limiting. (I was thinking quadrocopter UAV design, or robotics controller for roaming robot). If you can tap serial or i2c comms, you could use this thing in conjunction with another micro to do the heavy lifting from an interface and control perspective.</div>
<div><br></div><div>- Paul</div><div><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 11:41 AM, <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>></span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex;">
<div><div style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:10pt;color:#000000"><div>Hi Folks;<br><br>Forgive me the somewhat pointless post, which can only be filed under: "This looks really cool"<br><br>
A recent Maker Shed store email had this piece of kit advertised:<br><start><br>
BLINK RC RECEIVER<br>Weighing in at around 4 ounces, and only the size of a pack of gum is
the WiFi enabled BlinkRC receiver. This tiny little circuit board,
stuffed to brim with components, allows anyone to easily swap out a
standard R/C car, boat, or airplane receiver and convert it to
communicate on an available WiFi network. Why go WiFi? Simple, it allows
you to control your R/C car with your iPhone or Android smartphone.
Just plug it in, replacing your stock receiver, download the free
application, and youíre off!
For the more adventurous, try creating an application on your computer
that takes advantage of the open messaging protocol and the BlinkRCís
(3) output channels and (2) analog input channels. Now you can control a
variety of different servoís and sensors from almost anywhere that you
have WiFi or Internet access.
<br><end><br><br>Link to the ad:<br><a href="http://www.makershed.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=MKBG01&Click=78713&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Maker+Shed+Mar+17+2011&utm_content=Maker+Shed+Mar+17+2011+CID_d585e44e51bd06472e9996801654ec49&utm_source=Email+Campaign" target="_blank">http://www.makershed.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=MKBG01&Click=78713&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Maker+Shed+Mar+17+2011&utm_content=Maker+Shed+Mar+17+2011+CID_d585e44e51bd06472e9996801654ec49&utm_source=Email+Campaign</a><br>
<br>At $124 it's not super cheap, but, man, I'd love to make something cool from that...<br><br>cheers,<br><br>Eric S.<br></div>
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