May 24, 2013

DIY model aircraft remote control with Arduino

 As the Arduino platform can be a good base for data input and output in various forms, it lends itself to many applications. One of these is the "brains" of a 2.4 GHz radio remote control for model aircraft. An example of this has been documented by Patricio Reinoso whose remote control is quite detailed. It uses analogue inputs to read the x- and y-axis of the flight controls, and then generates the signals to broadcast to the plane, as well as many other functions. And it works well, as demonstrated in the following video:

For the schematic, Arduino sketch and more details visit Patricio's website (opens in Google Translate). And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

Instead of building your own LCD module onto a breadboard, save time and move forward with the Freetronics LCD & Keypad shield which contains a bright 16x2 character LCD and five buttons that can be read from only one analog input pin:

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