Budget R2 J.E.D.I. R/C Control System
The Budget R2 J.E.D.I.
R/C Control System
is my all-in-one R/C solution for droids. All commands can be entered
using joystick strokes so that there is no need for a myriad of
switches and extra remotes for performing droid functions such as
lights, sounds, and actions. The system consists of several
- A controller board for decoding the Joystick
Device Input (J.E.D.I.) commands and listening to sensors and
activating the various outputs such as servos, motors, lights and
sound. Also has a very wide input DC-DC voltage converter
putting out 5V at up to 6 amps from a 8V to 32V battery input.
See the second link
at left for an overview of the controller and the system in general.
- A Vinculum Vmusic2 module for an MP3 sound
interface using standard USB Flash thumbdrives. See VMusic2
specifications on their website.
- Three Holo-Projector (HP) boards for lighting
up the HPs.
- Two Front Logic Displays (FLDs) that can
various effects including scrolling messages and synced displays to
- One Rear Logic Display (RLD) that can display
various effects as well.
- Two Process State Indicator (PSI) boards that
also display various effects, and can sync to sound/music.
See the third link for an
Excel spreadsheet of some of the J.E.D.I. commands we had at CIV.
See the fouth link for a
Word document on the JawaScript language to be used to make
of a droid a snap!
See the fifth link for a
Word document on the JawaLite language to be used to talk to the FLDs,
RLDs, Servo Expanders, and potentially other devices on a droid, based
on Dave Everett's
FLD command implementation.
The last link is to my
notes on the VMusic2 module. It contains
information on how to use the VMusic2 module.