WiFi controlled car with camera

Hello everyone!
First of all, I'm pretty new to Arduino and basically to electronics.

I am trying to build a wifi controlled car with a camera on it that streams video and pictures to remote server.
I bought Arduino Uno, a car chassis with 2 dc motors, camera module ov7670, esp8266-07 and Adafruit motor shield v1.
After many hours of attempts and reading I understood that these parts won't fit together.

I wanted to ask for guidance about what modules / shields do I have to get so the whole thing will work together.

You are much better off doing that project with a Raspberry Pi.
https://www.pressreader.com/australia/linux-format/20170509/283738429115344

The camera is the only thing that needs the RPi. If the camera can stream by itself, an Arduino will do for the rest.

So what's the problem, really? The rest should quite happily get along.

Grumpy_Mike:
You are much better off doing that project with a Raspberry Pi.
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I though about it but I prefer not to make this change at this point if I don't have to.

wvmarle:
The camera is the only thing that needs the RPi. If the camera can stream by itself, an Arduino will do for the rest.

So what's the problem, really? The rest should quite happily get along.

The motor shields uses too many pins of the Arduino, but I've managed to find alternative way to wire things up. When I tried to upload code that takes commands from a web server and controls the motors to the esp8266 it failed, saying that the Adafruit Motors Library doesn't support this chip.

How the is the camera able stream by itself?

Shtivi:
How the is the camera able stream by itself?

My web cam can do this. Don't know about yours.

wvmarle:
My web cam can do this. Don't know about yours.

And how do you power it?

It takes 5V. It's a basic security camera. Normally wall power but should do just fine on USB or batteries provided they can supply sufficient current for camera & WiFi connection & on-board processing.

wvmarle:
It takes 5V. It's a basic security camera. Normally wall power but should do just fine on USB or batteries provided they can supply sufficient current for camera & WiFi connection & on-board processing.

What camera do you have? I wan't to check this out :slight_smile:

Brand: Starcam
Type: C7823WIP
Can pick up sound, tilt and pan, can be viewed and controlled over WiFi in your browser, may also have an app but not sure about that.
They're not really expensive, I paid around $500 or so for it (about USD 70 equivalent), a year ago. Barely used as the project I bought it for never took off and I haven't found a new use for it yet.