This tutorial shows a way to make a "Computer Controlled RC Car" !
Maybe you are interested in Physics and Mathematics. Maybe you know a little bit about programming. Maybe you like to have fun with those remote control stuff such as RC Car , RC Boat , and RC Helicopter like me. Maybe you know something about electronics and microcontroller. What will happen if we can put them together? Does this sound like making a robot?
Computer Controlled Car is one of the projects that I like to give a try. Here is the my notes and result for your reference if you're interested in this too.
Nowadays , Personal Computer is very powerful and be able to do complicate calculation then get the result in a second. With programming , people can put their imagination into a software and show the result on the screen. Such as a PC Game , you can control your character(Super Mario) to walk , run , jump , or do something , on the screen.
What if you can use your PC to control something that is real? This tutorial will show you a way to use your PC to control a RC Car. Then you can fully use the resources of a PC , such as powerful CPU and unlimited storage space , to achieve automatic and analog control. Further more , use PC to record and edit some special driving tricks , using them to optimize the car racing !
Even you don't know or do not have time on the programming part , you still can download the programs in this tutorial , one for Arduino(Host) and the other for PC(Client) , and just use them in your project. The program comes with a configurable initialize file , so you should be able to use your own gamepad and your own RC Car just by changing the default parameters in the initialize file.
Further more , this project can also apply to RC Boat , RC Airplane , and RC Helicopter.
Check here for the enhanced version which supports up to 4 analog axis control , and it is sufficient to operate a RC Helicopter.
Enjoy it , and have fun :)
Click here if you're interested in :
- Internet Controlled Vehicle - Use an Internet Browser to remote control / monitor a vehicle in your home
- Homemade A Miniature Web Server And Turn ON Your Webcam
- Making Your Own PC Game in C++ Windows Programming
- How To Use XBee For Wireless Communication - So you can make your embedded system access the PC Resources without a cable.
Special thanks to
Thank you !
The Topics of this Tutorial :
Copyright © 2010 bdragon All rights reserved.