Attaching a USB to a Radio Control transmitter
February 21, 2010
Im trying to find a way to control this tank http://www.raidentech.com/usm4bu1airct.html with my PC using a USB interface. I dont have the tank yet, its being shipped, so I can only provide pics from other people or links. I have several hurdles I need to get over to get this to work.
First Hurdle: I dont know how to connect a USB to the transmitter provided with the tank and what I will need to accomplish this, beyond a soldering iron, wires, and a place to put components.
Second Hurdle: I dont know how I would hook the USB to a Proportional control transmitter, the tank im getting has several speeds not just go and stop, and I only know how to hook a serial port to a simple go and stop transmitter from a cheaper tank I had lying around and a tutorial found on the web on how to control a RC car with your PC.
Third Hurdle: I have never writen my own code or used a program like visual basic, everything iv used has been cannibalized from an already writen program, writen by someone else. The most complex thing iv done with coding is modding some PC games like STALKER and Counter Strike.
P.S. I would realy like to use a USB interface for this project, the above project with the serial port was using an old computer, and my newer computer does not have any serial ports, although I could buy one, I want this project to cost as little money as possible. This is all for fun, I am not a student, im mostley into computer gaming and IT stuff but want to branch out, do some things with my hands instead of just controlling a virtual character. Instead I want to control something real virtualy. LOL :)
Thanx for any help.