I am building a quadruped for Mech Warfare events and competitions. I’m trying to figure out if I can hook up a radio control transmitter to the ssc-32u. I would like to avoid using Bluetooth if possible and I am very comfortable using my FRSky transmitter which I fight combat robots, fly drones and airplanes with. I was hoping to avoid using any extra control boards like Arduino because I do not plan to use any sensors or anything like that just Servo control and I want to keep the weight as low as possible. Thank you ahead of time for any help.
I’m trying to figure out if I can hook up a radio control transmitter to the ssc-32u.
Nope - the SSC-32U cannot accept RC PWM input (only serial commands). Similarly, the question would be if your RC receiver has (for example) 8 channels, how does that get mapped to the 32 channels of the SSC-32U? Not intuitive to know what each servo would do.
I see that you can send ppm from a rc receiver to the BotBoarduino and you can also connect the BotBoarduino to the SSC-32U would this work?
The receiver in the first image is the Lynxmotion PS2 receiver which is connected to the Lynxmotion BotBoarduino (programmed in Arduino). The second is an RC receiver also connected to the BotBoarduino (as opposed to the SSC-32U). Indeed as you might suspect, an Arduino microcontroller is very versatile and can be connected to wireless devices, but the SSC-32U is a dedicated RC receiver.
Most Lynxmotion SES V1 legged robots use the following setup:
PS2 Transmitter → PS2 Receiver → BotBoarduino → SSC-32U → RC servos.