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Transmitter Kit

The FetaDuino and transmitter kit are currently being phased out to make room for a simpler, more economical transmitter kit. Keep your eyes peeled.


The Transmitter Kit from Rocket Brand Studios is a perfect way to add RC control to your robot or electronics project via a X-bee unit. We start with a FetaDuino, the Arduino-based LCD backpack system, add a nice Playstation-style joystick and then throw in some pots and buttons for good measure.

  • 16x2 LCD
  • FetaDuino -- An Arduino-based backpack with volt regs, EEPROM, room for an X-bee and more
  • PlayStation-style joystick
  • 2 Potentiometers
  • 2 Momentary Push-buttons
  • Cut-outs for IR LED's 
  • Laser-cut acrylic case
  • All assembly hardware
  • Plenty of room for all your extra doo-dads (5v and 3.3v available from the FetaDuino)
  • Available for lefties and righties
Now, don't let the X-bee scare you. Most of the Series-one's work right out of the box with no configuration. If I still don't have you convinced, there is plenty of room inside the case for just about any flavor of transmitting unit --from those little $5 guys up to those fancy 2.4g units. You can even just add some IR LED's in the provided holes for IR control via "Sony protocol" or via serial data. Heck, why not use it as your TV remote while you're at it? 

In the kit:
  • Laser-cut acrylic case (your choice of color or colour)
  • FetaDuino and 16x2 LCD (Dark Blue w/ white lettering)
  • 2 Potentiometers and knobs
  • 2 Momentary Pushbuttons
  • 1 Power Switch
  • 1 4-AA battery holder
  • 1 PlayStation-style joystick and breakout board
  • All pins and headers required for assembly
  • All jumper wires required for assembly
  • All hardware required for assembly
** Batteries and X-bee not included
** Requires FTDI board or cable for programming
** NOTE! The FetaDuino does NOT work with X-bee Pro, the "900's" or with X-bees that use an external "rubber duck" antenna.

Christopher Robinson,
Apr 7, 2012, 9:11 PM