In this project, we are going to do a simple LEDs blinking using the LEDs on SK40C. In here, we are using both of the LEDs and blink it like a police car. Besides on learning electronic parts, you will also learn about some coding in C using HI-TECH C in MPLAB.
This project main purpose is using GUI (Graphical User Interface) panel to control the moving direction and rotating direction by wireless communication. For this project, we need two SKXBee Pro, USB cable, PR19 Flexibot, 12V LIPO Batterry or 12VDc adapter and computer. In fact, this project is used computer (GUI) to interface with SKXBEE 1 (wireless communicate send command to SKXBee 2) for control the Flexibot action. So, we have to plug in the USB cable from SKXBee 1 to computer USB port.
The XBee and XBee Pro have UART interface and can be connected directly from microcontroller to pins of RF Module (XBee/XBee Pro). Using UART interface, we can use this wireless devices to communicate between microcontroller to microcontroller (two PICs) or between PC to microcontroller. Here, we will discuss how to use two XBee/XBee Pros to interface with microcontroller and how to send command for configuration XBee/XBee Pro Module.
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.