Quick and Easy Wireless

An Overview Of The Quick and Easy Wireless
           For any electronics hobbyist the headache of wireless control can be cured quickly and easily by spending some money on a radio control system. Although they're normally used for R/C cars, they can be easily adopted into any electronics project by understanding the servo signals the receivers output. This tutorial demonstrated one reliable method for doing just that. The PIC was able to receive accurate input from both channels of the transmitter and receiver pair.

What To Do Now
           This 'quick and easy wireless' tutorial is really meant only to give you a doorway into adding some wireless to your electronics projects. It isn't the 'professional' way of communicating to system however it is exactly as I stated, quick and easy. If you're looking for more sophisticaed and reliable methods of wireless communication and control you might continue on and look at Xbee Wireless Modules or more simple RF Transmitter/Receiver pairs. These more advanced wireless communication devices move beyond using the servo signals seen in this tutorial to wireless serial, i2c or even USB transmissions.

           As an introductory tutorial for adding wireless to any project, I think this one was successful. A simple system was built to solve the problem of decoding standard R/C car transmitter/receiver pair servo signals into something the PIC microcontroller could use and decode so that intelligent output could be passed to other devices, based on the input from the transmitter. As complicated as all that sounds the system itsself was just a PIC and the R/C car transmitter receiver. The real conclusion to be made here is that, while wireless can be complicated, it can also be very easy to add to your electronics project if you choose the right way about it.
           If you have any further questions, I implore you...don't be shy, take a look at the forums or ask a question there. I check them out regularly and love getting comments & questions.