PS2 RC Controller

Hi,

I'm wondering how I can get an old PS2 controller to connect to a breadboard, and how I can create a transmitter to transmit at a different frequency. Any ideas?
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What kind of frequency? Do you want to oscillate a motor at a certain frequency or do something with radio waves?

Anyway, this is a decent reference for interfacing a PS2 controller
http://store.curiousinventor.com/guides/PS2/

Also, what is it you plan on doing with the RC motors? You might not need to pay $15 or so odd dollars for a motor if you don't need that kind of power, y'know?
What kind of frequency? Do you want to oscillate a motor at a certain frequency or do something with radio waves?
I'm clueless, I'm new to radio stuff, so I'm not sure. Whatever is good for planes I guess.

Also, what is it you plan on doing with the RC motors? You might not need to pay $15 or so odd dollars for a motor if you don't need that kind of power, y'know?
I want to make a cargo plane out of balsa wood and foam. (Or something else lightweight)

Anyway, this is a decent reference for interfacing a PS2 controller
http://store.curiousinventor.com/guides/PS2/
Thanks. I'm purchasing an Arduino and I'll use the lib for it.
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Lumpkin wrote:
I'm clueless, I'm new to radio stuff, so I'm not sure
Yeah it's a weird area of electronics sometimes. There's a really popular wireless communication chip called XBee that takes care of a lot of the lower level shit for you so you don't have to worry about many many things.
you'll need to do a lot of research, but this is a good place to start
https://www.sparkfun.com/pages/xbee_guide

Lumpkin wrote:
I want to make a cargo plane
Okay then those motors should be fine. You'll probably need to invest in some kind of motor driver to pump more current into the motor, because the Arduino operates at 500mA max.
This might be a good place to start (the article on this driver has a lot of information, you might not want this exact driver but it is very descriptive)
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11080

Lumpkin wrote:
I'm purchasing an Arduino
Get ready to embark on the coolest learning experience of your life. :)
Ok, do you thing 2 would be enough to get the plane off the ground?

Get ready to embark on the coolest learning experience of your life. :)
I was actually going to use a RPI, but I was told that Arduino was more fit for this job.

Should I create my own battery pack with multiple button batteries? Or just buy one?

I'm trying to make this as cheap as possible.

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I get a pack of 100 balsa wood for 30 bucks, is that okay? I'm gonna buy some foam for the body, and I'll use steppers from a old floppy drive to lower the hatch at the back.

All that's left is wing design.
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Lumpkin wrote:
Ok, do you thing 2 would be enough to get the plane off the ground?
It's really hard to say. I don't know what balsa wood is either so i mean, it completely depends on your design.
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