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Topics => Robotics => Topic started by: ArduinoMan on Oct 22, 2011, 01:37 am

Title: How to use a arduino to control a rc car
Post by: ArduinoMan on Oct 22, 2011, 01:37 am
So i just bought a rc car with no remote so i could turn it into a robot!! So i was wondering do i need anything besides the arduino t0 control the car ie sheilds etc. I was thinking of scraping the electronics and then building my own boards. But i was wondering how can i do this all? i know electronics very well and arduino kinda. so some help would be appreciated
Title: Re: How to use a arduino to control a rc car
Post by: johnwasser on Oct 22, 2011, 01:44 pm
Inexpensive RC cars usually have a one-chip radio.  There will be several pins on the chip driving the inputs to various transistor switches and H-bridges.  You can use the Arduino to drive those inputs instead.  If you pull out all the electronics you'll have to build H-bridges to replace the ones you removed.
Title: Re: How to use a arduino to control a rc car
Post by: YnoYno on Nov 08, 2011, 03:49 pm
I may have found a better solution: it's an embedded and wifi al-in-one module and it's open source www.openpicus.com, look at what it can do:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmxQwuQDnCE
Title: Re: How to use a arduino to control a rc car
Post by: YnoYno on Nov 15, 2011, 11:03 am
Hello tomola! It is possible with both Arduino e Flyport! it is nice, isn't it?  :)