Arduino Wifly Control

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by Yusif Nurizade, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Yusif Nurizade

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    Hello!

    I seem to have reached a hurdle with my Arduino/Wifly robot control project and was hoping for some advice. Since an Arduino and an Arduino (Wifly) shield are in question, I thought this the mos appropriate category to post in but please feel free to correct me.

    To begin, my Arduino/Wifly are independently powered, can connect to a network and I have successfully activated LEDs wirelessly by including the commands for the Arduino in the url (following its IP address) as per the Ethernet Shield tutorial on bildr.org. I also have enough sample code to set up a webpage that has buttons that can be used to send commands to the microcrontroller.

    My problem is that we are trying to control a robot in real time and I would prefer to use either the computer's keyboard or a joystick connected to it. If this information can be read and sent over the network, we could bypass the webpage and my life would be a lot easier. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to do this?

    Thank so much!
    Yusif Nurizade
     
  2. panic mode

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    just connect joystic to arduino, read the inputs, send the copy of inputs to remote node, let remote control the robot...
     
  3. Yusif Nurizade

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    Thank you for the reply!

    Currently my only Arduino is connected to the Wifly Shield and communicating via the network. I can add another Arduino to the computer but I don't know how to link them together. Also, how could I send the inputs to the remote node? This is exactly what I am having trouble with so if you could guide me through it a bit I would GREATLY appreciate it! If it helps to use email, mine is <SNIP>

    Thanks again!
     
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