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07-28-2008, 03:08 PM
I am planning to build a ps2 remote for controlling my robot's navigation in all directions but could not get a clear idea.

plan 1:
i can build it using a microcontroller. i have only the outer body of a ps2 remote meaning i would have to build everything.
so i can use 8 switches for 8 directions, when any of 8 switches is pressed it provides input to microcontroller. the mic would direct my motors via the l293d.
problem is how can just by pressing switch can i get mic know that input is being provided.can it be done using 555??

plan 2:
without microcontroller but HOW???

any help of any type would be appreciated.
please post any link you know as solution.

07-28-2008, 09:42 PM
first thing

"mic" (should be) ->uC


Without uC it seems to be difficult but not impossible.
You may need HT1d encoder decoder pair with RF transmiter
with Relay logic at receiver end


USE PIC having built in USB port and implement Joystick HID means you have to use USB joystick but it needs uC


Use 2 uC based modul one receiver and one transmitter. send data or command serially to receiver module and instruct it to do whatever you want


07-29-2008, 09:22 AM
could you elaborate little more on Option 3.
Thanks :D