I'm confused with how to control my rover 5
October 15, 2012
I have a few questions, which may be a bit stupid but I am new to robotics.
I have a picaxe 28 pin project board, a rover 5 4WD robot platform with encoders, a parallax ping ultrasonic sensor and a standard servo.
I am planning on making an autonomous robot like that on the start here instructions.
I have found out that my picaxe won't be able to power the rover 5. So I am looking at buying the Dagu 4 channel motor controller. Will I be able to controll the rover 5 4WD and encoders, the servo and ping sensor if I buy this motor controller?
Also, can someone help me in how to wire up the motor controller and picaxe boards? And how do I controll and code it?
And finally; can I supply the robot 5V from one power source and will this be sufficient? Also, what power source do you recommend for this?
Many thanks in advance