Introduction: MBot Controlled by Wireless Joystick Using Me USB Host

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Me USB Host is an adapter for USB devices. You can use it to connect a Arduino board to a USB device, such as a USB joystick, a mouse, or a thumb drive. So you can control your robot with your own joystick or something else. Now, we can add new controller method for mBot using wireless joystick.

Step 1: Prepare

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1、mBot x1 detail link

2、Me USB Host x1 detail link

3、2.4G Wireless Joystick x1

Step 2: Connection

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USB Host's Features:

1、Main chip: CH375B

2、Supported device: HID device whose descriptor is shorter than 64 bytes

3、default baudrate is 9600

mCore can communicate to me usb host with software serial, because there is not RJ25 Port for hardware serial in mCore.

the processing : DC Motor <-- mCore <--> USB Host <--> USB 2.4G Dongle <--> Wireless Joystick

Step 3: Coding

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simple code for testing dc motor controll

#include "MeUsb.h"
MeUsb usb(10,9); //use software serial, setting up pin for tx,rx
void setup() 
{
   Serial.begin(9600); 
   usb.init(USB1_0);
   //initialize USB Host
}
void loop()
{ 
  if(!usb.device_online)
  {
    usb.probeDevice(); 
    //poll for usb device's connection
    delay(100);
  }
  else
  {
    //received data from usb device
    int len = usb.host_recv();
    if(len>4){
      parseJoystick(usb.RECV_BUFFER);
    }
  }
}
void parseJoystick(unsigned char * buf)
{
      //parse joystick's data
      uint8_t buttonCode = buf[4]&0xff;
      uint8_t buttonCode_ext = buf[5]&0xff;
      uint8_t joystickCodeL_V = buf[3]&0xff; //top 0 bottom ff
      uint8_t joystickCodeL_H = buf[2]&0xff; //left 0 right ff
      uint8_t joystickCodeR_V = buf[1]&0xff; //top 0 bottom ff
      uint8_t joystickCodeR_H = buf[0]&0xff; //left 0 right ff
      uint8_t directionButtonCode = (buttonCode&0xf);
      uint8_t rightButtonCode = (buttonCode&0xf0)>>4;
      switch(directionButtonCode){
       ...
        case 2:{
          //motor run clockwise
          runMotor(MOTOR_1,100);
          runMotor(MOTOR_2,100);
          break;
        }
       ...
        case 6:{
          //motor run counterclockwise
          runMotor(MOTOR_1,-100);
          runMotor(MOTOR_2,-100);
          break;
        }
        ...
        default:{
          // release;
          runMotor(MOTOR_1,0);
          runMotor(MOTOR_2,0);
      }
    }
 } 
 void runMotor(int motor,int speed){
    //dc motor driver
      int _dirPin;
      int _pwmPin;
      if(motor==MOTOR_1){
        _dirPin = 7;
        _pwmPin = 6;
      }else if(motor==MOTOR_2){
        _dirPin = 4;
        _pwmPin = 5;
      }
      pinMode(_dirPin,OUTPUT);
      pinMode(_pwmPin,OUTPUT);
      digitalWrite(_dirPin,speed>0);
      analogWrite(_pwmPin,abs(speed));
}

Step 4: Full Example&USB Library for Arduino

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full source code for example: https://github.com/xeecos/Me-USB-Host

Comments

jasperturtles (author)2016-01-04

what controller did you use?

pranavkompally (author)2015-09-30

can you send me a document on this to pkompally@gmail.com

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2015-08-16

Cool project.

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