This project main purpose is used a joystick to control the direction moving of Three Transwheel Flexibot with wireless communicate method. In this project, we have used SK40C (40 pins PIC Starter Kit), PIC16F877A, 2×16 LCD, small Joystick, two SKXBEE Pro, Flexibot (Cytron DIY project PR19), breadboard, 12V LIPO battery or 12VDc adapter and some wires.
Yesterday, I got an email from our facebook admin, saying a lot of fans wanted to know about XBee. OK, I will have to work in that case 🙁 So is XBee ZigBee? Yes and no. Many confused about XBee and Zigbee, even myself sometime ago. Not to worry, everyone learn from mistake 🙂 Read more to find it out.
XBee has gaining it popularity in robotics for wireless communication because of its easiness to use feature. Power it up and you can straight away transmit and receive wireless data transparently. But, you might have problem interface with it because the pin is not standard. You cannot simply buy XBee module and solder to your donut board, or even plug into your breadboard. Thus, Cytron provide a breakout board for user to extend the XBee module pins.