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After a long break from my Arduino, I decided I should find a nice project to ease back into using it. This is the result! and it was not a very kind way to ease back into an unfamiliar platform, but it was well worth it!

My intentions with this Instructable are more along the idea of giving other people a project idea, not so much laying out how exactly to do it, so bear with me, please =D




All credit goes to britknight for the idea (http://www.instructables.com/id/Wiichuck-Controlled-Turret/#step1).

I saw yours, was inspired, and thought I'd share what I did!


NOTE: I didn't have much time to put this Instructable together, and I won't have access to a computer until July 2015, so if you post questions, just know I won't be able to answer. =) 
Thanks!

Step 1: Materials

The materials really depend on the person. I'm a Lexan and L-Bracket kind of guy, so that's what I used!

I used:

Three hobby servos  (all continuous rotation - any brand)
10 x 10" plexiglass sheet
One 12 x 8" Lexan sheet
About 2' of 1 x 1 x 1/16" Aluminum L-Bracket
About 1' of 3/4" x 3/4" x 1/16" Aluminum L-Bracket
A bunch of 6-32 size cap head screws and nuts

An Arduino Uno R3
A half size solderless breadboard and jumpers
A Wii Nunchuck
A WiiChuck adapter
A 6V power source (I use a 4 AA battery pack)


Really, get creative with materials! I was using scraps from the high school robotics workshop I mentor at, so there is definitely room for improvement on the materials side of things!

<blockquote>This was an awesome project. I'm currently working with 15 children in AWANA building 5 robots. I have updated the code and added a sketch for both Arduino Uno and Leonardo to my GitHub account. https://github.com/philipdbrown/arduino</blockquote>
<p>That looks fantastic! Thanks for you updates on the code, too. That helps a lot.</p>
All the servos barely move and for version 0023 you need to change the &quot;write&quot; to &quot;send&quot; <br>and &quot;read&quot; to &quot;receive&quot; <br>I have follow all your steps and it did not work. I hope you have the time to fix the code <br> The code is the HEART of any Arduino project so please try it and fix it THANK YOU!!!
<p>Thanks for pointing that out- I've been away for two years, and haven't been able to check Instructables or work at all with Arduino. I'm getting back into the swing of things, and will get to work on fixing the code.</p><p>Thanks again!</p>
All the servos barely move and for version 0023 you need to change the &quot;write&quot; to &quot;send&quot; <br>and &quot;read&quot; to &quot;receive&quot; <br>I have follow all your steps and it did not work. I hope you have the time to fix the code <br> The code is the HEART of any Arduino project so please try it and fix it THANK YOU!!!
There is an error when verifying the code.
Nice job on the metalwork! I can never get mine to turn out that well.

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