I have done some searching on this forum and have found nothing on the subject. so Im at your mercy..
I have this base http://www.lynxmotion.com/Category.aspx?CategoryID=57·and a·propeller with a bunch of sensors and stuff. ok now my question or need for input is for power. at first I thought I would want to run this whole thing from a 12 or 14v rechargable battery.· I was looking into a dcdc converter that would give me 12/14 volts in and 12/5/3.3 volts out.. but then I realized that i only really needed 5/3.3 volts out .. and then i got to thinking that I really only need 9volts out because the prop I have is the education board which has all the proper power convertion parts..
so my question is .. what do you think? I will have 12v coming from·2 6v Ni-HM 2800 mah battery packs.·
can I power the education kit with this same battery..·
or would you just use a 9v and to power sensors and prop, and use the larger battery just for motors?
option is to use the power lead from the center of the 2 6v batterys to power·
the prop and sensors?
another option is to use a converter like I wrote about above.
IC layout designer