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WoldoW

Hi all.
I´m "as good as" new to programming and I want to build one arduino project. I was thinking about rc car with camera controlled by joystick from a computer via WiFi. I know that you can get controller with built in camera on WiFi http://www.surveyor.com/blackfin/, but they are too expensive (around $300 if I remember correctly). So my idea was to buy 2 port WiFi USB port and connect my webcam and the arduino controller. I was wondering about using servo motor to turn, but what kind of a motor would be best for driving the car? I have stepper motor, could that work?

I also want to write program that reads from the joystick, views the picture from the webcam and controll the controller. Can I write it in C++ or are better ways to do it? I have seen the source codes "Joystick controll of a servo". Can I import Python codes into C++?

Would there be any problem connecting the webcam via WifI?

Thanks in advance
Valgeir

AWOL

Where does the Arduino fit into your scheme?
The car can be driven by standard R/C gear, the camera transmission by standard 2.4GHz gear, so why bother with an Arduino?
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WoldoW

This is only for educational purpose. Just to be able to put togeather program that control device from a computer is something I want to learn.

AWOL

Control the vehicle via Arduino, but don't expect it to handle video (or anything close)
"Pete, it's a fool looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart." Ulysses Everett McGill.
Do not send technical questions via personal messaging - they will be ignored.

zoomkat

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This is only for educational purpose. Just to be able to put togeather program that control device from a computer is something I want to learn.


You could start out with something simple like below. Bottom are some ideas on making a routerbot.

http://web.comporium.net/~shb/wc2000-PT-script.htm

http://www.lynxmotion.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=6343
Google forum search: Use Google Advanced Search and use Http://forum.arduino.cc/index in the "site or domain:" box.

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