Reply To: Thor beginner question and connection

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Angel LM

Hi Tim!
First of all sorry for the late reply, I didn’t receive the notification of this group…
Your project sounds cool and I think that it could be achievable, but be careful about times! Building a Thor takes time: gather all the components, build it and test it can take months… If it is not a problem for you, go ahead!
Thor uses GCodes sended by serial to move, so technically your bluetooth implementation is possible. I think that the only extra thing that you’ll need is a bluetooth adaptor for the Arduino Mega or another board with bluetooth connection that can send the commands via serial usb to the Arduino Mega (Something like an Arduino Uno with a bluetooth adaptor connected by serial to the Arduino Mega).
The comunication for the movement is something between real time and sequence. In the moment you send a movement command the robot will start moving to the target position, but if the robot is moving when you send a movement command it won’t execute that command until it finishes the previous one.
Hope it helps!Angel LM ;