General Design Notes
Siemans CPU Board:
The servos only accept 5V. They DO NOT accept anything HIGHER than
If you have the black servo: +5V attaches to the red wire, 0V attaches
to the black wire, 0-5V PWM signal attaches to the white wire.
If you have the red Multiplex servo: +5V attaches to the red wire, 0V
attaches to the brown wire, 0-5V PWM signal attaches to the orange
The pulse width should vary from about 1ms to 2ms and the period is around 10ms
RC motors generally work off of 7.2V ni-cad batteries.
When stalled, they can draw more than 20A.
EMF Proximity Detector:
Learn how to use the interrupts and all the useful peripheral hardware in the
Siemens CPU. In general, control code should be time
We have an excellent optical detection solution using a Hamamatsu IC and a photo
Possible applications: Speed/distance detector, crossing detector, line
We have ribbon cable and connectors in order to prevent your cars from looking like
this... This car may have won 2nd place in 1999,
but it looks ugly
and is a mess to work with. Hopefully it will be easier to organize
the cars by using ribbon cable.