In this tutorial, we will expand on the SIK for RedBot to control a robot wirelessly with XBee radios! We'll explore a different microcontroller and wirelessly control the RedBot at a distance. Beware, we'll need to solder the wireless controller together.
To follow along with this tutorial, you will need the following materials. You may not need everything though depending on what you have. Add it to your cart, read through the guide, and adjust the cart as necessary.
This tutorial uses the RedBot mainboard programmed with Arduino and shadow chassis. Depending on your setup, you can choose different motor drivers
for your motor and chassis
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You will need a soldering iron, solder, and general soldering accessories. If you have not soldered before, we suggest looking at the tool kits. You will also need a wire stripper and some wire depending on the XBees that you are using.
This adjustable-temperature soldering iron is a great tool for when you don't want to break the bank but need a reliable iron…
This is your basic tube of unleaded (Pb-free) solder with a no clean, water soluble resin core. 0.031" gauge and 15 grams
Only 8 left!
Standard 22 AWG solid White hook up wire. Use this with your bread board or any project in which you need sturdy wire. Comes …
These are high grade wire strippers from Techni-Tool with a curved grip making them an affordable option if you need to remov…
If you aren’t familiar with the following concepts, we recommend checking out these tutorials before continuing.
Exploring XBees and XCTU
How to set up an XBee using your computer, the X-CTU software, and an XBee Explorer interface board.
Experiment Guide for RedBot with Shadow Chassis
This Experiment Guide offers nine experiments to get you started with the SparkFun RedBot. This guide is designed for those who are familiar with our SparkFun Inventor's Kit and want to take their robotics knowledge to the next level.