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PostPosted: May 4th, 2017, 7:07 am 
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I'm debating a few ways to control my ROV. I will be including an Arduino Uno in the robot itself.

1) I send commands from my computer over Ethernet and use an Ethernet shield on the Arduino to take that input and turn it into PWM commands for the speed controllers

2) Use the serial monitor to send commands to the Arduino. I could either convert the Cat6 to send serial commands, or find some way to send serial over Ethernet

3) Skip the computer entirely and build a joystick controller, with an Arduino topside running a script to talk to an Arduino in the robot itself.

Has anyone tried any of these ways? Which would be the easiest? And how would I go about sending continuous signal to the Arduino from my computer without clicking send every time I want to move forward? I am completely lost. I have programmed before but never done tethered communication.


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