Wireless Gesture Controlled Robot

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Understanding Your Circuit

Wireless Glove Controller

The connection for this project should be the same as the initial circuit. The only differences are the connections for the accelerometer and analog reference pin as shown in the diagram below.

Wireless Gesture Controller Circuit Diagram

Analog Accelerometer

Since the ADXL335 requires 3.3V, we'll need to connect the VCC pin to 3.3V. To complete the connection for power, you will need to connect GND to GND. Then for the x, y, and z pins, you'll need to connect them to pin 2, 1, and 0, respectively.

Configuring AREF

Since the ADXL335 is 3.3V, we'll need to connect the Arduino's AREF pin to the 3.3V pin. This will configure the reference voltage used for the analog output from the accelerometer. As a result, we can measure smaller voltages (i.e. your 3.3V output) with the best resolution on a 5V Arduino.

Assembled Shadow Chassis

We'll assume that you have a fully assembled robot with the Shadow Chassis.

Assembly Guide for RedBot with Shadow Chassis

May 28, 2015

Assembly Guide for the RedBot Kit. This tutorial includes extra parts to follow to go along with the RedBot Inventor's Kit tutorial.