Sunday, December 23, 2007

Vex Work

I started back on my Vex setup and went with a very basic code for right now.
Chris James knows away to code 2 Vex and use 1 controller. I need to contact him and see if this is something I can figure out and I may go this route.
This would make it nice to run the body off 1 Vex and the dome off another Vex.

I went to Radio Shack and bought a battery connector, So I can run the Vex off a 12v. battery with a Universal power supply. The supply allows me to convert the 12v. down to 7.5v.
I did this because I'm trying to eliminate so many different batteries in R2.

4 comments:

R2D2 Fett said...

Hmmm..so you will be using your foot batteries to power the vex too? WIll it drain too fast?

Calvin Thomas said...

The feet are 24v., So I'm going to have them power only the feet.
I'll have 2 other 12v. batteries for acc. and other things.
I don't want the main drive to go dead too fast.
I just want to get away from all the little 9v. batts.
Calvin

The life of thomas said...

Because I'm a newbie compared to you guys I'll be having a lot of questions in a few months about power supplies and such. This is the only part that gives me the "fish-out-of-water" kind of feeling

Thomas

Calvin Thomas said...

We're all learning as we go also.
So don't be afraid to ask questions,
That's how we all get the job done.
Calvin