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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 10:34 am 
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This is an off the wall question, but I am hoping someone can help. I getting intrested in learning how to build my own RC cars and other RC stuff. After I learn that, I want to learn how I can hook them up to a computer and control with it programs. I learned about this when I saw a BASIC STAMP kit at Radio Shack, made by Parallax.

http://www.parallax.com/

I want to know if anyone knows of a good book I can buy at BN, Amazon, or another book store that teaches me the basics of making RC electronics. I don't want to spend $79.00 at Parallax if it isn't good. Also, a good website for buying the materials. Later, I will learn about hooking up the stuff to the computer.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 6:08 pm 
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Again...you need to know each, so buy two books.

RC kits run off of servos controlled from an analog input from a controller.

Computers rely on digital I/O.

You want to study electronics and how to convert digital to analog. Or get complicated with it and do bluetooth. Or, just want a remote controlled bomb...I don't know. Up to you noob.

You want to control a robotic device from a computer? Try a robotic group or site. It took me money to play with this stuff in college. I'm not handing it out for free. If you like it, invest in it. Thanks.

If all of this is intersest after reading about STAMP, you're one in a million. Just get some STAMP kits and play! If you want parts, go to the RC store.

BASIC. Learn, educate, build. It's not "ask forum, buy the parts they say, I'm smart".

In short, you want a $15 book to teach you what many spend $250,000 for college for. You get what you pay for. You've found your hobby, invest in it. Or...find another hobby.


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I did alot of this in highschool actually. Shoot me a PM and we can talk and I'll give you whatever help I can.


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