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Wireless USB!

Hello All,

Anyone had a chance to play with the Pololu wixels?

I can't confirm it but it seems like they can do true full-speed wireless USB 2.0. Can anyone else confirm this?

What does this mean for us EZ-Builders?

-Take any Webcam and mount it to your bot, no need for wireless IP cameras and the like
-Take any wired joystick and make it wireless
-Put sound cards on-board your bot to give you .WAV file output to a speaker on the bot
-Wireless USB microphone for remote voice recognition
-etc, etc, please suggest more applications if you can think of em':)

In any case if they don't end up being able to do wireless USB we can always fall back to trying this guy

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The wixels could replace the bluetooth module since they do wireless serial transmission but I'm not sure why you'd use them over bluetooth since they have approx the same range.


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Oh yeah I forgot to mention that the wixel product number is kinda funny: 1337

and here's a pic of it:

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Carlos here, I am also so interested in the wireless hub within my wall-e

Mr. DJ Sures,

I understand we cant use a usb hub for a wireless cam (your instructional video on this is more than easy to follow)

I want to be able to add the wireless usb hub so i can add, usb soundcard, speakers, joystick and voicecontrol within the wall-e

my only issue is......How to connect the usb hub to the ez board......how do i power it?

I have convinced myself to gut a wifi cam and sodder the cables to servo cables (like in your video) no problemo

But how can i add the wireless hub within my wall-e to the ez-board.

Sorry , kinda been drinking.



ps, getting 2 ez boards, one for my wall e, and my lady wants a teddy ruspin (or what ever that bear is)

thanks man.
Hey Carlos...

I connect the wireless camera's that I use to the EZ-B for power and power switching. The signal is sent over it's own method (a usb dongle). Under the tutorials I have a video on how to connect the cameras that I use to the EZ-B for power and switching.

As for a USB Hub, they take +5 so you can power it off the EZ-B. But you won't be able to use the 5 AA battery pack, as it will drain REAL fast.

If it's going in your wall-e, then I would suggest a cheap alternative method for sound... A walkie-talkie:) ... Click for ebay search

You can connect one radio to a headphone jack to plug into your PC. The other can be the receiver in the robot.:)
walkie talkie, brilliant.....thank you man.
skater why is that product number funny?
and no one here uses ip cameras i dont think, i dont think ip cameras will show up in ez-b will it? mine isnt.
When I first started my bot I thought the wireless USB was the way to go. I have bought several and have not had much luck with them. They do not support a camera and have a tendency to be flacky. I am running windows 7 now and I have one that supports XP and Vista only so if one of you would like to mess with it I would be happy to let you have it. My email is rjandmd@roadrunner.com
I guess no one wants to take me up on a free wireless USB hub. Interesting!
I will check my email when I get home.
Bookmaker --

I sent you an e-mail last week about giving it a new home! Let me know if you didn't get the message.

You were right. I found your e-mail. You are the winner!!!