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This instructable will show you how to make an RC launch system for your Estes rocket, which can be operated with a TV remote. What it does is it allo...
Here are all the supplies you'll need: 1 Estes Launch Controller 1 Arduino 1 5v Relay 1 LCD screen (for displaying countdown) 1 IR receiver diode 1 NP...
You should hopefully know how to do this. Flip the launch controller over, and remove the screws on the back. Then take off the back.
Now you will open it up to see the inner workings of it. I don't think that Estes condones doing this, but who cares? Look at the pictures and pry the...
You will now solder two wires to it, look at the pictures for more details. These wires will later be plugged into a relay to over-ride the key and bu...
This part is tricky. A relay switch is simply a switch that in not controlled by pressing a button, or sliding switch, but is controlled by current. I...
This is pretty easy. Wire pin 1 on the IR receiver (far left) to Arduino pin 3, wire pin 2 (middle) to ground, and pin 3 (far right) to 5v.
I needed another breadboard for this. Look at the second picture for reference, make sure to discard the buttons, those are leftover from another proj...
Take the two wires that are soldered to the launch controller. Connect one of them to the common pin of the relay, and the other to the normally open ...
TV remotes work by sending out a binary code that is picked up by a receiver. Depending on what code it sends, the receiver will do something differen...
Here is the code, commented for your convenience: #include //For IR remotes #include //For the display LiquidCrystal lcd(7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12); //Cr...
You're finished and ready to launch some rockets. Remember to always take safety precautions, and if you have a short range remote, to stretch out som...
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