New for 2020, it’s Steve Koci’s DIY RC Controller Addikit
Boffintronics partnered with Addicore and Steve Koci of DIY Animatronics to create this kit. Steve is a writer for Servo Magazine and has had his animatronic articles published in the book The Ultimate Guide To DIY Animatronics. The DIY RC Controller Addikit is featured in an article written by Steve in a recent issue of Servo Magazine.
The DIY RC Controller Addikit is a general purpose RC controller and receiver based off of the ATmega328P and the nRF24L01+ 2.4GHz Wireless Transceiver. With 2 XY joysticks, 2 slide pots, 6 buttons, and 2 toggle switches, the DIY RC Controller gives you many different ways to control animatronic displays, puppets, robotics, vehicles, drones, and much more!
Out of the box the included Arduino sketches allow for the control of 6 servos and 6 digital outputs. There is extra IO on board the receiver that can be utilized if you are willing to roll up your sleeves and tweak the code.
Want to control more than one receiver? The DIY RC Controller Addikit has the ability to control up to 4 receivers in multi-mode.
The Addikit comes with 1 FEETECH (Fitec) FS90 9G Mini Servo and 1 Boffintronics RC Receiver board to get you started. Additional servos or receiver boards are available.
As seen at the San Diego Maker Faire, we developed this kit with Addicore and the San Diego Makers Guild as an easy way to build a cardboard bot that is controlled via a smartphone or tablet.
Wait, you’re telling me you don’t have any idea what a cardboard sumo bot is? The rules are simple, just use your bot to push another bot outside of a circle drawn on the ground. You can even add weapons, like a flipper, to the bot to gain an advantage. A video taken at the 2018 San Diego Maker Fair is embedded below.
This AddiKit also makes a great robot platform for experimenting with servos and sensors and allows for expandability.
Addicore also offers this kit for education and events. Visit Addicore.com for more information.
This is the custom designed Boffintronics RoboBoffin Mini control board used in the Cardboard Sumo Bot Addikit. It is based on the ESP8266 ESP-12F module and is compatible with the Arduino IDE and with NodeMCU.
The board includes an on-board USB Micro connector and USB to serial (UART) converter, making it easy to power and program the board by simply connecting it to your computer with a USB Micro cable.
Included are 12 headers set up for driving servos (5V, signal, and ground). Additional signals provided via P2 and P3.
Each board will come with the Cardboard Sumo Bot Driving software already installed. You can easily reprogram with your own code.
Have you ever had wires or components fall out of your solderless breadboard just as you are preparing to show it off ? Or maybe just picked up an older project and wondered why it doesn’t work anymore? Or worse, where did all the parts go!? We have! And that’s why we created these awesome solder breadboards.
Solder breadboards, or perfboards as they are sometimes called, are a great way to ruggedize and replicate your favorite breadboard creations.
Designed with the same row and column layout as standard solderless plugin breadboards, transferring or copying a design couldn’t be easier.
The rows and columns are labeled just like the solderless breadboards for easy reference, the circuit pads are gold plated for superior solderability and the white soldermask makes your projects look awesome!