I'm a software developer delving into robotics, something I've always been interested in. I would be interested in any of your help or experiences in this journey of expense....:-). Any help is greatly appreciated.Are you sitting comfortably?1) The bits I know about....
I have a VIA ITX m10000 board, with PW60 DC-DC converter and a nice12v battery. This is running win98 with .net framework off a Compact flash card. I can write any C# software needed to run guidance etc.
2) What I'd like to do. I'm considering buying a Rogue ATR Base unit to base my 'robot' on.
a)I want to understand how I can get my ITX board to communicate with 'motors' and 'sensors' etc. I've read a little about 'H-bridges' but haven't a clue about such things!
b)If I have motors that require 6volts, and my Battery is 12V, do I need a 'resistor' or something to cut the voltage in half? (sorry for my ignorance). If so how do I calculate the 'ohms' etc :-)
c)Has anyone any experience with this ATR BAse kit or is there another alternative
As I mentioned, any help appreciated