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 Redoing my Arduino

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Redoing my Arduino
« on: Jan 09, 2018, 02:35 PM »
Su cuy'gar ner vode!
I have an Arduino in my helmet for controling a servo for the rangefinder and some LEDs at the top of the rangefinder. What I want to do, and dont know how, is to move the Arduino to my new gauntlets to make some room for my thick head in my bucket.

My question is basicly:
Can I have an arduino in my gauntlets and have it wireless control the electronics in my helmet and if I can, how do I do it?
If not, what is the best way to create a tube for the wires?

I hope you all can help me.

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Re: Redoing my Arduino
« Reply #1 on: Jan 10, 2018, 11:22 AM »
You can use gauntlet hoses to hide wires and such.  My pilot gauntlets have 'hoses' that run up my sleeves and meet at the middle of my upper back, with hoses on my helmet in the same style.  Mine is only cosmetic, so there aren't any wires in it, just some clothesline for 'bulk' inside a cable sleeve.  You can do the same, but with actual wires.  You just need to have a connector somewhere to plug 'em together.

This is the cable sleeve I used.  It conveniently comes in several colors.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00V3PQVHC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Re: Redoing my Arduino
« Reply #2 on: Jan 10, 2018, 03:09 PM »
Thanks!
This will be a great "backup" if I cant manage to do it wireless!

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Re: Redoing my Arduino
« Reply #3 on: Jan 10, 2018, 05:15 PM »
This sounds like an interesting mod.

I've seen bluetooth modules on adafruit, but I don't know if they can be programmed to do what you want.  I also think they are pretty close to the size of an Arduino Uno, so you won't be saving much in terms of size.  The cool factor will be off the charts, though, if you can get it to work.



Re: Redoing my Arduino
« Reply #4 on: Jan 13, 2018, 04:59 PM »
I am looking into wireless modules for arduino to do what you are talking about. They will likely only work though if you are using at least an Uno board. I donít think nanoís have enough memory for the extra code - but I ainít now expert.  Search amazon for arsuino wireless and you should find them easy enough. There are also some posts on other arduino sites that may help - I go to arduino.cc as a resource - the forum has been helpful and users are pretty quick to respond.

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Re: Redoing my Arduino
« Reply #5 on: Jan 14, 2018, 05:37 AM »
Perfect! At the moment my searches have been focused on my local stores, but will widen my search!
I belive my board is an Uno so that wouldnt be an issue. And if its not, I see no problem with updating;)

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Re: Redoing my Arduino
« Reply #6 on: Feb 10, 2018, 02:20 AM »
A Nano v3 (Atmega328) will work just fine. Have that to run mine with and had no issues so far.

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Re: Redoing my Arduino
« Reply #7 on: Mar 05, 2018, 12:41 PM »
I did it with an Arduino Pro Mini and a radio receiver, it doesn't take much space.

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Re: Redoing my Arduino
« Reply #8 on: Mar 09, 2018, 10:37 AM »
I use an adafruit trinket pro, you can also use he trinket mini but the code is a bit more complex). For the wireless you can use a 433Mhz transmitter/receiver combo, just be sure you set the jumpers the same, this will keep it from triggering other 433Mhz kits.

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Re: Redoing my Arduino
« Reply #9 on: Apr 23, 2018, 03:30 PM »
Been lazy and away from the forums for some time now. But thanks for the responds!

Im a bit in the blue of what you guys are saying I must admit. My knowledge of arduino is very limited.

LightningLion: For the Arduino Pro Mini, what do I need? Do you have pictures or a flowshart or the like?

jc27: For the Adafruit trinket pro, same question as for lightinglion.

Would love to see your stuff if you got it to work!

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Re: Redoing my Arduino
« Reply #10 on: Apr 23, 2018, 04:52 PM »
I have since changed my mind. Now I'm more into Arduino Pro Micros instead of Pro Mini  :laugh:
They're small too, and already come with USB port for powering and uploading sketches, making everything simplier.

The easy option, as most people usually do is buying on of this remote "garage door" modules for Arduino. The remote has 4 buttons, and the receiver board has 4 pins that you connect to your Arduino digital inputs. Then in your code you just put a digitalRead(whatever) and command a position to your servo when you press the A button. And so on for all the 4 buttons.

But as that isn't cool enough, users often dissasembly the remote and wire external buttons

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Re: Redoing my Arduino
« Reply #11 on: Apr 25, 2018, 10:01 AM »
Been lazy and away from the forums for some time now. But thanks for the responds!

Im a bit in the blue of what you guys are saying I must admit. My knowledge of arduino is very limited.

LightningLion: For the Arduino Pro Mini, what do I need? Do you have pictures or a flowshart or the like?

jc27: For the Adafruit trinket pro, same question as for lightinglion.

I have a thread in this section (fettintaor industries) that shows my stuff.
As for the arduino pro, I use the trnket pro from adafruit. It has a preloaded bootloader which makes loading code from the arduino IDE very easy.  If yougo to adafruit and search their learing section, it has wchematic diagrams for the trinket pro as well as how to load code to it.

Would love to see your stuff if you got it to work!

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