View Full Version : USB to controller board chicklet

04-02-2008, 05:12 PM
I am looking for a good, working USB chicklet to go into the robot controller board. If anyone knows of a brand or type, could you please copy the link to it or give me the info on it. TY to all who respond.

04-02-2008, 05:49 PM
what are you trying to do?

program the RC via USB?
connect a usb joystick to the OI?

Interface some sort of usb device with the RC?

please elaborate on what you need to do....


04-02-2008, 08:33 PM
I am trying to get my code first on a laptop, but the problem is that we are low on funds so we can't get a six pin connector laptop, so instead we get another laptop and transfer the code through a USB cable. Problem is that the USB chord has to go to a chicklet that is a 6-pin that connects to the robot board, the one where you download code on to. We also need a USB chicklet for The controllers because we are getting controllers that have USB cables so we need a chicklet to go from USB to the Robot Operator Control board. So I am in need of two different kinds of chicklets, that are good!

04-03-2008, 05:17 AM
Ok for programming you can use any off-the-shelf usb-to-DB9 converter.
look here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Description=usb+serial+adapter&x=0&y=0]NewEgg search Results (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Description=usb+serial+adapter&x=0&y=0)

look for stuff that resembles this:

For the Joystick-to-OperatorInterface I don't think there are any other options besides the IFI chicklet:

good luck!