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A couple of years ago I bought a WLToys V222 quadcopter. enter image description here
I would like to know if there is a way to use the transmitter to control some DIY projects?

Does anyone know how I could do that?

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  • $\begingroup$ your question is very broad. $\endgroup$ – sa_leinad Jul 2 '17 at 11:15
  • $\begingroup$ My intent is that the question is very specific. How do I create a receiver that can be can act off signals from the V222 transmitter? I am sure they must use some sort of a standard protocol. I believe knowing this would be big help to the general community as these transmitters are really inexpensive. $\endgroup$ – markshancock Jul 2 '17 at 17:58
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I opened up the quadcopter and Identified the chips it uses

Based on this, I found the NRF24L01 which appeared to be compatible which I purchased on eBay for a whopping $0.67US

After a bit of time and part in hand I hooked it up to an Arduino and I was able to control a servo using my inexpensive wireless controller.

My Setup

SUCCESS!!

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  • $\begingroup$ BTW, I have seen this same transmitter new on eBay for $11 and I imaging you could find smaller and/or used ones for even less; so, it is a pretty inexpensive $\endgroup$ – markshancock Jul 30 '17 at 21:35

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