I finally got a joystick (game controller). It works well linked up to the Sabertooth H bridge control to control the G=Bots two drive motors but -due to the weight and high cg of the G-Bot - I'm going to need much precise and variable control.
Can anyone point to a tutorial that may give suggestions (script, other controls, or a combination) that will allow me to achieve this?
Also, the axis of the joystick control is 90 degrees off what I want. Is there an easy what to change that?
What about custom assigning other buttons for other functions? I've gotten the soil sampler to deploy with a joystick button using Rich's E switch and I've experimented with using some other simple script to try and achieve control of the torso rotation control motor using joystick 2 (using a diverse electronincs H bridge) but, again, I need much better control (variable speed and direction ramping, etc). When I tried to add another H bridge control to control the torso rotation with joystick two, EZ Builder won't allow more that ONE Movement Panel at a time? What's up with that?
Is there anything like a primer on how this all works? (specifically: what is scripting? Is it a language? , how does serial motor control work?, advantages of using PWM vs serial with available premade controls?)
I know I have much to learn to get the G-Bot where I want him by Halloween and I'm not even really sure where to start.
Any help ans suggestion much appreciated as usual.