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Wireless Arduino Motor Driver and Joystick Controller

Arduino based wireless dual-motor driver board, it has an nRF24L01 transceiver module, dual L293D motor driver and an Arduino Nano V3

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Wireless Arduino Motor Driver and Joystick Controller

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Arduino Nano V3
×2
L293D IC
×2
nRF24L01 Transceiver
×2
10uF Capacitor
×2
Joystick Module
×1
Male Female Header
×1
Breadboard
×1

Software apps and online services

Arduino IDE
Arduino IDE

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)
Solder Wire, Lead Free
Solder Wire, Lead Free

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Schematics

Schematic for Motor Driver

Code

Remote_Control_transmitter.ino

Arduino
#include <SPI.h>  //the communication interface with the modem
#include "RF24.h" //the library which helps us to control the radio modem

//define the data pins
int joyX = A1;
int joyY = A2;

//define variable values
int dataX;
int dataY;

int data[2];

RF24 radio(10,9); //10 and 9 are a digital pin numbers to which signals CE and CSN are connected
                                      
const uint64_t pipe = 0xE8E8F0F0E1LL; //the address of the modem, that will receive data from Arduino


void setup(void){
  Serial.begin(9600);
  radio.begin();                      //it activates the modem
  radio.openWritingPipe(pipe);        //sets the address of the receiver to which the program will send data
}

void loop(){
  //Send signal data
  dataX = analogRead(joyX);
  dataY = analogRead(joyY);
  
  data[0] = dataX;
  data[1] = dataY;

  Serial.print("Data X:"); Serial.println(dataX);
  Serial.print("Data Y:"); Serial.println(dataY);
  radio.write(data, sizeof(data));
  
}

Remote_Control_receiver.ino

Arduino
#include <SPI.h>      //the communication interface with the modem
#include "RF24.h"     //the library which helps us to control the radio modem (nRF24L)

//Motor A
const int RightMotorForward = 2;    // IN1
const int RightMotorBackward = 4;   // IN2

//Motor B
const int LeftMotorForward = 7;     // IN3
const int LeftMotorBackward = 8;    // IN4


int data[2];

RF24 radio(10, 9); //10 and 9 are a digital pin numbers to which signals CE and CSN are connected

const uint64_t pipe = 0xE8E8F0F0E1LL; //the address of the modem,that will receive data from the Arduino


void setup() {
  Serial.begin(9600);
  pinMode(RightMotorForward, OUTPUT);
  pinMode(LeftMotorForward, OUTPUT);
  pinMode(RightMotorBackward, OUTPUT);
  pinMode(LeftMotorBackward, OUTPUT);

  radio.begin();                    //it activates the modem
  radio.openReadingPipe(1, pipe);   //determines the address of our modem which receive data
  radio.startListening();           //enable receiving data via modem
}

void loop() {
  if (radio.available()) {
    radio.read(data, sizeof(data));

    //data X
    if (data[0] > 550) {
      digitalWrite(RightMotorForward, HIGH);
      digitalWrite(RightMotorBackward, LOW);
      digitalWrite(LeftMotorForward, HIGH);
      digitalWrite(LeftMotorBackward, LOW);
      Serial.println("FORWARD");
    }

    //data X
    if (data[0] < 400) {
      digitalWrite(RightMotorForward, LOW);
      digitalWrite(RightMotorBackward, HIGH);
      digitalWrite(LeftMotorForward, LOW);
      digitalWrite(LeftMotorBackward, HIGH);
      Serial.println("BACKWARD");
    }

    //data Y
    if (data[1] > 550 ) {
      digitalWrite(RightMotorForward, LOW);
      digitalWrite(RightMotorBackward, HIGH);
      digitalWrite(LeftMotorForward, HIGH);
      digitalWrite(LeftMotorBackward, LOW);
      Serial.println("TURN RIGHT");
    }

    //data Y
    if (data[1] < 400 ) {
      digitalWrite(RightMotorForward, HIGH);
      digitalWrite(RightMotorBackward, LOW);
      digitalWrite(LeftMotorForward, LOW);
      digitalWrite(LeftMotorBackward, HIGH);
      Serial.println("TURN LEFT");
    }

    if (data[0] < 550 && data[0] > 400 && data[1] < 550 && data[1] > 400) {
      digitalWrite(RightMotorForward, LOW);
      digitalWrite(RightMotorBackward, LOW);
      digitalWrite(LeftMotorForward, LOW);
      digitalWrite(LeftMotorBackward, LOW);
      Serial.println("STOP");
    }

  }
}

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