Pi RC Car

Raspberry Pi controlled RC car using WiFi and a smartphone.

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Use your raspberry pi to control a 1/10 scale RC car via a web page hosted wirelessly on your PI. All you need to do is set up your PI to use your mobile as a hotspot then log onto the appropriate web page and tilt your phone to control your car. I've used an old Tamiya hornet in this example; any car will do but if you are buying one try and get one with enough space under the bodyshell to fit all your electronics.

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  • 1 × Pi Model B
  • 1 × GPIO Header 26w
  • 1 × 2.54mm Pin header
  • 1 × LM7805 Regulator
  • 1 × 3A fuse

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  • Update 1

    keithl.online06/30/2014 at 20:20 0 comments

    I've increased the response times and made it possible to run off just the 7.2V battery using some rate of change algorithms in the server app.  This makes the whole thing a lot more elegant.

  • Initial rev

    keithl.online06/19/2014 at 20:16 0 comments

    Got it working; got rid of some components from the original and improved docs.

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