Quick Wiring Guide

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Building the Remote

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Using the Remote

Take a look at this guide to become familiar with the CoDrone remote. Refer to the expanding links below for more information.

Remote1

 

Remote 2

The three small switches on the Smart Inventor board are called DIP switches.  The ‘OFF’ position is located nearest to the ‘1 2 3’ labels, and the ‘ON’ position is nearest the ‘ON’ label.

For ‘normal’ operation:

All switches are ‘OFF’

DIP switch NormalFor ‘Upload Mode’:

Switch 1 is ‘ON’

Switches 2 and 3 are ‘OFF’

Dip Switch Upload

To upload code to your CoDrone Remote, you must make sure that both the Smart Inventor board and the Bluetooth module are in ‘Upload Mode’.  Learn more about ‘Upload Mode’ here.

The small black button on the left side of the Inventor Board is the 'Reset' button.  Use this button to restart your code.  Note that this does not reset the Bluetooth module. Reset
The 'Power' switch is located near the center of the Inventor Board.  This controls the power from the battery pack.  Note that plugging the board into your computer will provide a separate power through the USB port. Power It is recommended that you power the entire controller on and off when switching between 'Upload' mode and 'Normal' mode.
The white 'Sensitivity' knob is a small potentiometer located on the left side of the Inventor Board.  This knob controls the sensitivity of the IR sensors on the board.  Turning the knob clockwise will increase the sensitivity, while turning it counter-clockwise will decrease the sensitivity. Sensitivity Note that the knob should be turned very carefully.  When turning gently, you can feel the upper and lower limits of the potentiometer.  It cannot make a full 360 rotation.  If turned too far, the potentiometer will break and the IR sensors will not work correctly.  You should only adjust this knob if you know what you're doing.
The 'Upload' button can be located on the bottom right corner of the Bluetooth Module.  This button is required to set your board into 'Upload Mode'.  Double tap this button to set the Bluetooth module into 'Upload Mode'.  You should see it blink red. Upload To put the controller into 'Upload Mode', both the Bluetooth module and the Smart Inventor board must be set to 'Upload Mode'.  Learn more about 'Upload Mode' here.
Joystick 1 is located on the left side of the controller.  If properly wired, the vertical (up and down) movement of the joystick will control the CoDrone's throttle.  The horizontal (left and right) movement will control the CoDrone's yaw. Joystick 1 Joystick 2 is located on the right side of the controller.  If properly wired, the vertical (up and down) movement of the joystick will control the CoDrone's pitch.  The horizontal (left and right) movement will control the CoDrone's roll. Learn more about wiring your CoDrone remote here. Joystick 2
The bottom left IR sensor is labeled IR 11 and is connected to the Smart Inventor board's digital pin 11.  When using the default flight program, covering this IR sensor initiates the 'Stop' command and works as a kill switch. IR 11   The bottom center censor is labeled IR 14 and is connected to the Smart Inventor board's digital pin 14.  If using the default flight program, this sensor does nothing. IR 14   The bottom right IR sensor is labeled IR 18 and is connected to the Smart Inventor board's digital pin 18.  When using the default flight program, covering this IR sensor initiates the 'Landing' command and the drone will slowly descend and land. IR 18 red
The Smart Inventor board comes with an array of sensors and pins.  A pin-out is provided here: Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 8.26.46 PM Feel free to customize and experiment with your code!

Included:

- 7 Digital IR Sensors

-  8 Analog IR Sensors

- 5 Analog Pins

- 5 Digital Pins

- 4 Motor Pins

- 1 Buzzer