First is a little lesson from Roy.
For those who don’t know, Force Sensors (Pressure Sensors measure air) are essentially resistors.
Arduino are computers without an interface. When working with an arduino you are essentially programming a tiny computer… with another computer.
Wysiwyg- (What you see is what you get) is a dumb down version of a text editor. Its not designed to give any styling; its only used to type. In Arduino’s IDE, the WYSIWYG is used.
Using the Arduino.
When the lights on the Arduino turn on briefly, that indicates that the Arduino works.
TX and RX (transmit and receive) are among the lights that blink.
To turn on the LED, we only need the digital sector of the Arduino because we only need to know “HIGH” or “LOW” (on/off)
Comments begin with /* and ends in*/ and “;” are the programmer’s equivalent of the English period “.”
After reaching the conclusion that buying a steering wheel set would be too costly, the team looked to making a steering wheel instead.
Here Matthew Pressman gathers a few pages relating to the build.
- First is a nice page from instructables. and how to mount the wheel.
- Next is an article on the instruction of a Force Sensor Resistor
- For some reason or other, Matthew has included a Potentiometer.
- Using an Arduino as a game controller.
New Materials needed:
- Shredded Paper,
- packing peanuts,
- cotton balls,
- Balloons with cotton balls.
Plan of action:
1)Build the Steering Wheel and start programming the Arduino.
Using Leonardo Arduino