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building a USB controller from scrap material

martinpi

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Writing Python programs on the PC, I'd like to control Tello in a more comfortable way than pressing keys on the keyboard.
I use an Arduino to convert an old controller into a USB controller.

Wired up for the first test:

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Communication between controller and PC works:

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Next step is sending these commands to Tello.
 

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I built a version using the ppm signal from an old RC transmitter.





The Arduino code is here.
And a description in German here
 

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A man steering a model with an RC transmitter that is connected to a PC. If you find that interesting....
 

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