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joystick "scooter"

Hey guys i need help whit the controll system of my scoter/buggy  i will use to drill motors 12 volt, a sabertooth motor controller, 12 volt battery but her come the har part fro me i need a way of controlling it, just the forward,stop.back,               i was thinking about a joystick controller but i can´t seem to find one that works for me, and i dont know how to conect it       so guys pleas help me whit this,

i was thinking about making the stearing electronic to but if you want you can give me ideas for that to...:)


im building this bycouse i have a dog and he needs walking and i have knee problems:( 

agin thank you :)

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Sabertooth use control 2 motors. How many motors you are using?

You can simply adjust DIP switch on sabertooth to fit in your system. What I suggest is to use RC Tx/Rx like this:http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__9042__Hobby_King_2_4Ghz_6Ch_Tx_Rx_V2_Mode_2_.html and have two motors to control your bot. Here is the video to show how you wire controller with RC:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqNDGZ1MlCs


im usin 2 screnwiper motors ? one other qustion do you think that the motors have enough power ? i have seen one spin a whole pig -----lol

Depends on how heavy is your machine. Mine is about 60~70 pounds with 2 escooter motors with sabertooth 25x2 controller.

http://letsmakerobots.com/node/30088 Very powerful but slow


And this one is using 2 wiper motors with sabertooth 50x2 controller

http://letsmakerobots.com/node/26289 Fast but not very powerful