Don’t like 2-stick “tank” steering? Need to have a stick free for weapon control? Using a gyro for drive stabilization?
The Fingertech Tiny Mixer combines the “left/right” (Aileron) and “up/down” (Elevator) channels of a single stick into two individual drive channels. This allows you to maneuver the robot with just one thumb, leaving the other open for weapon control.
Invert Function: If your robot gets flipped upside down but is still drivable, you can use your Fingertech tinymixer to invert the controls and drive it as if it were still right-side-up. Alternatively, you can invert while right-side-up and make the back of the robot into the front. This can be useful if your robot has both a weapon and a wedge and you want to attack with the other.
Radio Failsafe: All combat events require a robot to cease movement when radio contact is lost. The cheaper channel mixers do NOT do this. The Fingertech Tiny Mixer does.
(*There are still a few events that allow the lowest weight classes to compete without failsafe, as long as the robot does not have an active weapon. Ask your event organizer.)
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Fingertech Tiny Mixer
- Operating voltage: 5-12V (ex. tinyESCs provide 5V, even though they can be run from a 36V battery)
- Size including pins: 2.5 x 0.9 x 0.6cm (0.98×0.36×0.25”)
- Weight with wires: 3.0grams (0.11oz)
- Ultra-compact and lightweight. Smallest full-functioned mixer on the market!
- Radio failsafe makes this mixer safe and legal for all combat robot competitions.
- Can set to either Mixed or No-Mix (2-stick, aka “Tank”) mode, with Invert functionality on both.
- Bright blue status LED can double as power indicator.
- Read the tinyMixer review in SERVO Magazine!
Some transmitters and some ESCs allow mixing. Others don’t. If your transmitter doesn’t do channel mixing, the Fingertech tiny mixer is for you!
But what is mixing, exactly? Without mixing, the channels are separate, which generally means that the bot uses what’s called a “tank drive”– the two channels driving the wheels operate independently, and you turn by either holding one wheel still while you accelerate the other, or you move one wheel backward while the other goes forward. This is how older tanks turned (hence the name “tank style” steering).