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Herb191
03-21-2012, 09:12 PM
What would be the best/easiest way to control a Sabertooth motor controller with wifi? This is my first project of this kind and I am just not sure what would be the best way to do this. Basically I want to control some motors remotely with my computer and/or through the internet.

Thanks in advance,

Herb

T Chap
03-22-2012, 01:10 PM
Look up Roving Networks Wifly RN134, it is a serial UART device that will talk to the Propeller with only 2 wires tx/rx. It can be assigned an IP on your local network, and it will transfer all received data to the Prop, which can then be parsed to extract your commands and respond if needed. To be connected to directly, your router must be allowed to port forward to the Wifly IP. If you cannot port forward, then you must set the Wifly module to instead go to a web page/server/database and read the command. Depending on how real time you need the motors to work, this is fine, but there is some greater degree of latency when the Wifly must go and access a server.

Herb191
03-25-2012, 08:46 PM
Look up Roving Networks Wifly RN134, it is a serial UART device that will talk to the Propeller with only 2 wires tx/rx. It can be assigned an IP on your local network, and it will transfer all received data to the Prop, which can then be parsed to extract your commands and respond if needed. To be connected to directly, your router must be allowed to port forward to the Wifly IP. If you cannot port forward, then you must set the Wifly module to instead go to a web page/server/database and read the command. Depending on how real time you need the motors to work, this is fine, but there is some greater degree of latency when the Wifly must go and access a server.

Thank you. I think this is what I will do. My only other question is what software should I use to control the motors?