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USB2PPM: PPM Encoder with USB port
The PiKoder/USB provides the bases for a PC- or Smart device- (Phone or tablet) based PPM encoding for RC, robots, and drones. This allows you to control your R/C vehicle or robot by a joystick, wheel, keyboard or mouse. The design based on the PIC16F1455 allows for a single chip solution. The PiKoder Control Center PCC with its graphical and intuitive user interface allows you to simply test and customize your PiKoder.
After powering up PiKoder/USB will continuously output neutral PPM16 pulse frames (8 channels with 1.5ms pulses each, 20ms total frame length). Power would be provided through the USB port.
If you wanted to use a Joystick then either a PC or an Android device would be deployed as a gateway. When using an Android device you would instal the Joystick2PPM app which is offered free of charge in the Google Play Store.
To control your model with a joystick form your PC you would use the respective a href="Joystick2PPM4W_EN.html">Joystick2PPM Windows app. The user interface is very similar to the Android version. The app Joystick2PPM is available in the Microsoft app store free of charge.
USB2PPM User Manual (.pdf file)
The USB2PPM User Manual describes the operation of the USB2PPM in detail.
Joystick RC with a Spektrum DXe transmitter
This blog describes the setup and application of the USB2PPM for controlling a quadrocopter.