FYI, the long range XBee controller has launched on Kickstarter. Check it out here: http://kck.st/QVSvKa
Long range PS3 controller, finally!
Marcel's Arduino compatible, long-range XBee based PS3 controller mod has just started funding on Indiegogo (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/633999/wdgi). I've convinced him to send me a pre-production prototype so that I can develop... Read more
Arduino Library, new sketch example
Thanks to everyone who gave me feedback in the last few weeks. I've written an Arduino library and new sketch example that makes it easier integrate the ServoShock. You can... Read more
The last of the domestic rewards were dropped off at the post office this morning. For international orders, all $55 orders have all shipped, and $69 rewards should be ready... Read more
Boards have arrived.
The boards arrived today, right on schedule. The the first one that was assembled, programmed and tested checked out fine. The remainder of the month will be spent assembling, programming,... Read more
Long Range Dualshock, Datasheet Revisions
In Rev 2.0 of the datasheet, it stated in 4.1.1 that you hold PS Button + Start to enter into the configuration mode; this should in fact... Read more
Early backer awards shipped.
Early backer rewards have shipped. For domestic backers, delivery should be sometime this week. For international backers, there might be some delays because of the Christmas holidays. Please let me... Read more
I've started to program and pack the first batch of boards, with the goal of having them shipped by the end of the week. If you're part... Read more
I thank all of you for supporting this project! I'm excited about finally getting this board built after working on it over weekends and vacations for the... Read more
Things I've been Working On
Here's what I've been up to in the last 2 weeks:
By far the most common request I get is to find a way to... Read more
App Note: Super Soaker Mobile Robot
In the following example, I use a ServoShock module and demo board to control a small mobile robot armed with a water gun. This example showcases the differential steering mode... Read more
New Feature: Input Override via SPI Bus
The ServoShock is now able to have the DualShock3's stick, button, and sensor signals overridden by SPI bus commands. An Arduino or other microcontroller can masquerade as the... Read more
App Note: Using a BEC to Regulate the Input Voltage
When powering RC servos with the ServoShock board, we generally need to keep the input voltage between 5.1V and the max servo voltage, usually 6V. Since a 2-series (2s) lithium... Read more
New Feature: Differential Drive Signal Mixer
I've added a setting in the firmware to mix the signals from each joystick to be able to control a differential drive (tank style steering) vehicle with... Read more
App Note: Using ServoShock with a R/C motor ESC
We've meet our funding goal, and ServoShock is a go! Thanks for all the support!
Here's an example setup where we use an electronic speed controller from... Read more
*Important* information on powering the RC servos from the ServoShock Shield
Thanks so much for backing this project. It's been quite a lot of work and it's consumed more weekends than I can remember.
I just realized... Read more