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jimgray24

Hello all!

I am not sure if you have heard of http://www.jbprojects.net.  I am trying to recreate the wifi remote control car http://www.jbprojects.net/projects/wifirobot/  instead of using a router with a serial port, I was hoping to use an Arduino uno with the ethernet shield to connect to the router.  The author included the code for the arduino serial.  I am new to programming the arduino and i was wondering if anyone could help me adapt the code (or even let me know if its possible).  http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2823804/car_arduino.c is the download link to the code for the arduino serial. All this really has to do is translate the arrow keys on a laptop to powering pins on the arduino so i can override the onboard receiver on the car to drive it.   

Thank you!

zoomkat

Consider the daffodil. And while you're doing that, I'll be over here, looking through your stuff.   8)

Gadgetron

Here is a related question. Do you need to use the arduino ethernet shield for a project like this or could you use something like an xBee to connect to the arduino and send commands that way? Or is the ethernet shield needed to install a web server as well?

jimgray24

I originally thought this was going to be the simplest method. I chose the Ethernet shield because it was cheap and i was planning on leaving the router on-board for the camera I plan on mounting anyway.  Last night I stumbled on this website http://blog.tkjelectronics.dk/2011/02/wifi-controlled-rc-car-with-the-arduino/ only problem I have with it is that its written for the ardiono wifi shield.  The process is exactly what I want and the protocall should be the same. How hard is it to take the code given and convert it to the Ethernet shield library? 

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