I am looking for recommendations for a tutorial to build a rover. The tutorial on this site was not what I am looking for and I don’t know if anything better exists but, ideally, the tutorial would start with a list of required and recommended equipment, an expected host vehicle configuration and the necessary accommodations for deviations from this configuration.
I have a stock traxxas rustler with an upgraded but brushed motor, 7 cell nimh battery (8.5v), stock esc, servos and 3 channel receiver, so if there is a tutorial with this host configuration, that might be ideal.
Alternatively, my specific questions from this tutorial are:
- Can I keep my normal controller/transmitter (since I am used to it)? I don’t know if there is a way to take control from the autopilot with my standard transmitter. I was hoping there is a way to disarm it if any input from the throttle (or steering) is received.
- Can I use the standard motor/esc - do I need a separate BEC for the autopilot? Can I drive the steering servo with just the autopilot?
- Do I practically need a zigbee (or similar) to talk to the autopilot or will a usb cable suffice?