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The wired remote controller

OK, so now this is where it starts to get interesting!

I figured out all the hardware requirements and purchased the equipment. To start off with this build, I need a controller that is flexible and waterproof. I designed the controller to have at least a IP65 or higher rating.

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As for the joy stick, the best fit for my needs was APEM Components Two Axis w/ Sealed Push button, Hall Effect joystick.  As soon as I ordered the joy stick I got a call from the retailer for information pertaining to the use and shipment of the joystick. They wanted to verify that it was not being shipped out of the country. I assured them it was for my own personal use, and that I needed that particular one because of the features and the IP67 waterproof rating.  Most importantly I need a fail safe tether kill switch. And with all the data lines it will require I need a 16 pin disconnect for it too.

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 Ah the fun of soldering and heat shrinking 30 small wires to the connectors.

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 This was even more fun! Crimping all the wires to the joy stick data cable. Just look how small they are! Four 1/16″ tabs to crimp on each wire. Luckily I only had to redo 1 wire.

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 Now to start wiring up the wired remote controller box. Lots of meters, displays, switches, potentiometer, and the joy stick.

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 So what the heck is in there?

  • 2 axis joystick with push button
  • 10k potentiometer
  • 3 waterproof push buttons
  • 100A digital Amp meter display
  • 3-30V digital Volt meter for the batteries
  • tethered kill switch
  • 2 wire 128×64 LCD display (0.9″ in picture, 1.28″ in final build)

 

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 This is what it will look like. Quickly hooked it up and tested the controller to verify everything was wired correctly and working.

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 Even the 128×64 LCD display is working. Going to use this for all the menu options, controllable by the 3 buttons on the side of the controller.

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