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#1

Hello,

So I’ve got my Spider kit yesterday and it’s a great fun. Very nice to toy with! In a near future, I want to built a simple rover… no bling bling… A few sensor maybe, but that’s about it. I’ve gathered a few of the pieces I think I would need. Since I’m a newbie, I would like your advise on it, or if I need to buy something else, some important pieces I might have missed, and such…

So here we go:
NET Gadgeteer XBee Adapter Module (GHI)

Bluetooth BLE Link Bee

.NET Gadgeteer Motor Driver L298 Module (GHI)

2WD Beginner Robot Chassis V2

5000mAH USB Flat Backup Battery
http://www.robotshop.com/ca/en/5000mah-usb-flat-backup-battery.html

The .NET Xbee Adaptor + BLE is to control the rover over BLE using my WP (Nokia 930)
I also add a battery pack to power the Spider + Gadgeteer attached. And the motor of the chassis have it’s own power pack.

I went with BLE, but I’m open to ideas. Better over WiFi ? Maybe RF ?

Thanks you all.

Best regards.


#2

@ Elezium - Having done both wired networking and BL (not LE in my case, just the GHI BT module, which acts as a simple serial port), I’d go BL. Once you’ve got it set up it’s very simple to use. WiFi isn’t hard, but I think BT can be easier.

Haven’t tried RF, but AFAIK, that wouldn’t work with your phone.