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  • Arduino Bluetooth Tank with Custom Android Application (V1.0)

    Hi Jack, yes it is a 3d printed arm. I found it, also on instructables. https://www.instructables.com/id/EEZYbotARM/theGHIZmo is the author and also did a great job explaining it's operation. I followed his recommendation and an controlling it with a Pololu USB servo Mini Maestro. If you haven't played with one, they are fun, not cheap, but fun. The arm is pretty jumpy at full speed, but this controller does a great job slowing it down so it's a lot smoother. This controller is very easy to program, No C+ code!!! It also can remember a pre-programmed routine and repeats it. If I understand correctly if can be used with an Arduino so it should be able to be blue toothed somehow. This is where I get lost... I don't know if you have access to a printer. I have 2 and would be happy to help ...

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    Hi Jack, yes it is a 3d printed arm. I found it, also on instructables. https://www.instructables.com/id/EEZYbotARM/theGHIZmo is the author and also did a great job explaining it's operation. I followed his recommendation and an controlling it with a Pololu USB servo Mini Maestro. If you haven't played with one, they are fun, not cheap, but fun. The arm is pretty jumpy at full speed, but this controller does a great job slowing it down so it's a lot smoother. This controller is very easy to program, No C+ code!!! It also can remember a pre-programmed routine and repeats it. If I understand correctly if can be used with an Arduino so it should be able to be blue toothed somehow. This is where I get lost... I don't know if you have access to a printer. I have 2 and would be happy to help you out with printing if you need it, in exchange for helping teach me the Arduino control side of it.Thanks again, Lee

    Hello Jack and gzuñiga, I'm glad someone else had success with your design too! Mine didn't run to well on the 9 volt either, very sluggish. I printed a AA battery holder with 6 AAs and it runs great with that! My dog is about wore out chasing it. I designed and printed a chassis for it too. I didn't like the wood. I've been playing with a robot arm, but I can't figure out the Arduino coding and Bluetooth app. I'm a lot better with mechanics than programing :( Jack, I'm hoping you find time some day to take your to instructable to the next level with an arm on it so I can continue to learn from you.Thanks again for making the fun projectLee

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  • Arduino Bluetooth Tank with Custom Android Application (V1.0)

    Hello again Jack, The newbie figured out my problem... Step 1 follow Jack's schematic :) lol I had the Tx to TX and Rx to Rx I switch them, as your schematic shows...lol and it works great! Thanks again for the great instructable!Lee

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  • Arduino Bluetooth Tank with Custom Android Application (V1.0)

    Hello again, I hope you can help a poor newbie... I'm having some trouble. I have mine wired just like your schematic. only difference is I'm running on a 9 volt power supply instead of a battery and this power is connected to the 9v and gnd connections on the motor shield. When I jump to the power feed to the motor terminals on the motor shield, they run. I had to disconnect the HC-06 to get the .ino file to load, but once I did, It loaded perfectly with no errors. I am using your app and am connected to the HC-06 with a solid red light. But I get no response... Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!

    Hello, I've got all the part to build this and I'm starting now!!! please do step 2 with the turret and claw!!! I can't wait. I've been hoping someone a lot smarter with arduino code would build one of these! So I can learn what I'm doing. Great job explaining the steps and great picturesThanks you

    Hello, last time I'll bother you tonight! Just wanted to add, it works great through the serial monitor when I type in the numbers... Thanks again

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