The Transmitter Kit from Rocket Brand Studios is a perfect way to add RC control to your robot or electronics project via a X-bee unit. We start with a FetaDuino, the Arduino-based LCD backpack system, add a nice Playstation-style joystick and then throw in some pots and buttons for good measure.

  • 16x2 LCD
  • FetaDuino -- An Arduino-based backpack with volt regs, EEPROM, room for an X-bee and more
  • PlayStation-style joystick
  • 2 Potentiometers
  • 2 Momentary Push-buttons
  • Cut-outs for IR LED's 
  • Laser-cut acrylic caseAll assembly hardware
  • Plenty of room for all your extra doo-dads (5v and 3.3v available from the FetaDuino)
  • Available for lefties and righties


Now, don't let the X-bee scare you. Most of the Series-one's work right out of the box with no configuration. If I still don't have you convinced, there is plenty of room inside the case for just about any flavor of transmitting unit --from those little $5 guys up to those fancy 2.4g units. You can even just add some IR LED's in the provided holes for IR control via "Sony protocol" or via serial data. Heck, why not use it as your TV remote while you're at it?

Step 1: The FetaDuino Assembly

We need to start with putting the FetaDuino together. Instead of repeating the instructions here, you can simply skip over to the FetaDuino Instructable itself. Follow the instructions and get 'er together.

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Hey thanks everybody. This one was a long-time commin'. I appreciate the kind words.<br><br>I think I may do a small one without a screen, I would love to see if I could do a proper remote for less than 35 or 40 bucks. I have been playing with AAA-size 3.6v lipos for a while now, maybe I should try stuffing one of those and an atmega168 into some kinda little case? Hmmm.. Gosh darnit! Now I'm thinkin'.... (This &quot;thinking&quot; thing has been problematic in the past)
Awesome kit! Love the Video :)
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