I am new here and with little experience in electronics.

I have assembled this holonomic robot, see link:


It has 3 Omni-wheels, 3 gearhead motors. It is controlled by a pre-programmed Arduino 1 with a custom motor shield. It is set up to be controlled with R/C inputs from standard radio control gears. I would like to replace the control via R/C inputs with Bluetooth ones. I would like to use the robot for research purposes and the R/C does do allow me the flexibility to have pre-coded functions to input in the computer. I would like to use the BlueFruit LE that comes with an IOS app. https://learn.adafruit.com/bluefruit-le-connect-for-ios/controller.

The current set-up comes with a Motor Shield Library + Arduino Code, see links: https://github.com/WickedDevice/WickedMotorShield https://github.com/WickedDevice/OmniWheelControl/blob/master/OmniWheelControl.ino

My questions are: would you advise to use the current setup with Bluetooth? Would you advise to use another motor shield?


  • \$\begingroup\$ Bluetooth is generally not a very good match for this purpose. Most hobby-grade RC sets have been reverse engineered to the point where a compatible transmitter implementation is available as code for an Arduino and/or STM32. You'd probably be better off using that with the existing radio link which, unlike bluetooth, is optimized for controlling a remote moving platform. \$\endgroup\$ – Chris Stratton Jun 11 '18 at 21:56
  • \$\begingroup\$ @KingDuken I have tried to make it more readable. Thanks. \$\endgroup\$ – Cristina Zaga Jun 11 '18 at 22:16

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