I’ve got a big hobby project but sadly I am a complete dork when it comes to electronics, so I stumbles across this site and ended up getting these components in.
This seems to be fine, I haven’t wired it up yet though mainly because I noticed a few things which bring red alarms to my eyes.
A) Why is there still a USB Connected to the Arduino? Purely for code? Because I’d like it to be powered via the Lipo.
B) I’ve looked around the components for a kind of LiPo Voltage reader but didn’t find anything. I’d really love to find something to be able to check the Lipo Voltage and make sure I get Notified eventually via LED or smth that the Lipo is below a certain Voltage. Safety Measures.
C) I noticed the Arduino is powered via the VIN input by the Lipo, am I correct? Is this actually how you’re supposed to do it? Is that fine for the Arduino? I’ve read that Arduino’s have weird input voltage problems sometimes with components being damaged, so I’m being super careful.
D) There is also a 5V out coming from the Arduino which seems to power… well everything it seems like. Is that safe? Again, I’m worried that might damage the Arduino, or that it might perform very poorly.
E) I sadly couldn’t find the PS2 Transceiver Module to connect to a PS2 Controller, but that is in the end, how I will control it.
If you’re wondering, this is an 4 Omni Wheel Driven, BB Turret with 2 Servo Rotating Arms for aim, and 1 Servo for a Torso swivel.
I’ve done lots of small things usually and this is the first time I’m making something so “Large scale” or powered by a Lipo too. So I’m just being careful and asking you guys, if you have any feedback, ideas, or tips with this app or with the wiring in general.
Thank you very much for you time!