Radio Controlled Servo?
January 20, 2010
I am completely new to robot building, and electronics in general. I am currently working on a homemade airsoft claymore. It is designed to be toggled via a wireless remote control. The issue is that I don't know much about wiring remote controlled systems. I've built a few remote controlled cars, but they were from kits, so I really didn't understand the electronic aspects: I just assembled them by following the instructions. Here is my problem with my current project:
I want a servo to be toggled by a button press on a wireless remote. Basically, when I push the button, the servo rapidly rotates about 45 degrees, releasing a spring platform, which then propels the pellets outward. I don't need the servo to automatically reset itself or anything. Here's a Paint diagram to help with my explanation:
I have skimmed this website, and almost everything about the actual programming/making radio controlled goes right over my head. It seems, based on what I have read, that I would need a servo, a servo controller, a radio receiver, a power supply, and a remote control. I don't know what specifically to use. This must run off of a battery(s). Also, I don't want to have to carry around a RC car controller with joysticks and stuff. I just want a small controller with a button on it to trigger the servo.
Does anyone have any specific information/advice that would help me? Thanks.