Long time, no see! I just ordered my second hexapod and preparing for it.
I want to connect several sensors with the SSC and I am wondering how to connect more than the 4 available inputs. Main problem: I am a programmer, but an electronics noob, though I know at least a little soldering
My current idea - not to involve additional electronics - would be to power the sensors over the SSC outputs, wire them to one input, and power/reading them alternatingly. Guess this would work for pressure sensors, but with accelerometers I am not sure if those respond quickly enough to power them 20 times per second or so. Or if they get damaged by this.
I read and heard about multiplexing and I guess I know from the pinciple what it is, but nothing more. I believe its the more professional way, but I don't know how to use them. Can you recommend any plug'n'play solutions, or do you have any tutorials, how to implement one? And which one to buy?
Or are there any other, easier solutions? Any hints would be greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance