Addicore partnered with Steve Koci of DIY Animatronics to create this kit. Steve is a writer for SERVO Magazine and has had his animatronic articles published in the book The Ultimate Guide To DIY Animatronics. The DIY RC Controller is featured in an article written by Steve in a recent issue of SERVO Magazine.
The DIY RC Controller is a general purpose RC controller and receiver based off of the ATmega328P and the nRF24L01+ 2.4GHz Wireless Transceiver. With 2 XY joysticks, 2 slide pots, 6 buttons, and 2 toggle switches, the DIY RC Controller gives you many different ways to control animatronic displays, puppets, robotics, vehicles, drones, and much more!
Out of the box the included Arduino sketches allow for the control of 6 servos and 6 digital outputs. There is extra IO on board the receiver that can be utilized if you are willing to roll up your sleeves and tweak the code.
The kit comes with 1 FEETECH (Fitec) FS90 9G Mini Servo and 1 Boffintronics RC Receiver Recorder board to get you started. Additional servos or standard receiver boards are available.
The DIY RC Controller is powered by 4 AA batteries (not included) or you can upgrade your controller with our 2x 18650 lithium battery holder.
1 - Printed Circuit Board Set (Main, Power, and Top) 1 - FEETECH (Fitec) FS90 9G Mini Servo with Accessories 3 - AXIAL - 0.1uF (100nF) Capacitor Multilayer Ceramic 50V 2 - Dual - Axis XY Joystick with Push Button (Joystick Only) 1 - 3.3V Voltage Regulator 950mA LD1117V33 (LD33V) 2 - 35V - 10uF Electrolytic Capacitor - 35 Volt BLK - Black Male Header 1x40 Pins 0.1" (2.54mm) Spacing 2 Pin - 1 pc 3 Pin - 1 pc 5 Pin - 1 pc 6 Pin - 2 pcs 12 Pin - 2 pcs 1 - GR - CL - 5 - Green 5mm LED 1 - BL - CL - 5 - Blue 5mm LED 1 - ATmega328P Pro Mini 5V 16MHz 1 - nRF24L01+PA+LNA with Antenna 2.4GHz Wireless Transceiver 1 - USB to Serial Converter Module (CP2102) 1 - Diode - 1N4004 Black Short Female Header 1x40 Pins 0.1" (2.54mm) Spacing 5 Pin - 1 pc 1 - AA 4 - Battery Holder with Barrel Jack Plug 1 - Toggle Switch (SPDT) - Right Angle 2 - Panel Mount Toggle Switch (SPDT) 4 - Tall Tact Mini Push Button Switch (6x6x17mm) 2 - Right Angle Tact Mini Push Button Switch 2 - Analog Slide Potentiometer 10K ohm 2 - Knob for Slide Potentiometer 6 - Screw 4 - 40 x 3/16 Phillips w/ Internal Lock Washer 2 - Screw 4 - 40 x 1/4 Phillips Flat Head Black Oxide 8 - Nut 4 - 40 w/ External - Tooth Lock Washer 24 - Jack Screw 4 - 40 Female 1 - Boffintronics RC Receiver Recorder 1 - 1k Ohm 1/4W Precision Resistor 1 - 27k Ohm 1/4W Precision Resistor