First steps in electronics


I remember playing with an electronics kit when I was a boy. But I haven’t really done anything with electronics since then. Certainly not at a level that’s required for this droid to get going.

Luckily some hard working members of the builder’s club have put a setup together that helps the droid novice to get started. Appropriately it’s called “Padawan”. It basically consists of two Arduino micro-controllers that manage all the functions of the body and the dome and everything in between.

In this photo I tried a first assembly of the Playstation 2 wireless remote control, the Arduino Uno R3 and the MP3 trigger. Unfortunately it didn’t work as expected.

Having tested the connections between the Playstation receiver and the Arduino it turned out that not every pin connected properly to the Arduino. More testing needed…