This is what we have been working on down at 1745’s shop.
its called the Black Box after the black box found in airplanes. its a off board sensor processor that supports 8 digital inputs(bump switches ping sensors compass sensors, etc), 8 analog inputs(pots, gyros, etc), 1 camera, and 2 serial ports(one called up stream and one called down stream). the really cool thing is the 2 serial ports. one goes to the main Rc while the other can be hooked up to another black box . . up to 254 black boxes can be hooked up in this way and there is no effect on speed of updates(1152k baud /255 boxes /32 byte packets you figure out the speed). yeah really proud of this.