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Old 07-03-2019, 07:23 PM   #1
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No I didn't search in my noob anticipation, but I was curious if anyones made their own Arduino or Raspberry Pi controller.
I've seen a few DIY pages with toy grade Wi-Fi projects, but seemingly this could be a legit use for crawlers and other RCs you're never very far from.
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Old 07-03-2019, 07:27 PM   #2
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Wouldn't a raspberry Pi be way too big as an ESC?

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Old 07-04-2019, 12:02 AM   #3
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Why though?

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Old 07-04-2019, 06:13 AM   #4
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D,oh! Yeah for 10th scale no way, was thinking about for a 6th scale with much more available hidden space
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Old 07-12-2019, 11:03 PM   #5
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Are you asking about DIY remote controls or speed controls?

For Remote Controls:
- OpenTX is a very capable firmware to start out with. (https://www.open-tx.org/)
-- It has compatiabilty for an Arduino Mega 2560 board
-- Or check out these other options https://www.open-tx.org/radios.html

- For pistol grip, the GT3B/GT3C use a STM8S microcontroller that's not too hard to work with
-- You can start out with the psx 0.6.1 firmware https://github.com/semerad/gt3b

For Speed Controls
- Check out the Vedder ESC (Benjamin's robotics | A site about some of my projects, some tutorials and anything else I feel like publishing)
- Texas Instruments also make Motor Speed Control Dev Kits (Piccolo Entry Performance MCUs | Design & development | C2000 Real-time Control MCUs | TI.com)
-- Rendering below is a speed controller I designed for a school project a few years ago that uses A TI launch pad.

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Old 07-16-2019, 12:58 PM   #6
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I make my own stuff, speed controllers , receivers transmitters and becs. Have done for all my rc stuff for years. I put most of it online and open source.. I am too cheap to buy brand name things..

You can find at least a dozen of my more recent designs here
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