Bluetooth Low Energy Controlled Tank

Use your phone as a remote controller for a Raspberry Pi controlled chassis

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This was designed by khaine 238 at TickerCad:

Standard Tesselated Geometry - 236.90 kB - 08/22/2017 at 14:39


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  • Video

    Quintin Balsdon09/27/2017 at 13:18 0 comments

    I have uploaded a video of the tank to YouTube! Enjoy!

  • The Project

    Quintin Balsdon08/22/2017 at 14:34 0 comments

    This project was done in a bit of a rush. I was already working on a Bluetooth Low Energy peripheral device using the Raspberry Pi when I heard a co-worker was leaving. I had the peripheral working as a kind of "remote command line" - I can send the NodeJS BLE peripheral short-lived terminal commands and send the result back to the phone via a notification.

    So I added a new characteristic: A motor controller that the Android device can send a message in order to run motors at a specific speed. Then it was just about building the bot.

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  • 1
    Set up your Pi

    Install NOOBS on the SD card and get logged into your Raspberry Pi. Install the prerequisites:

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install npm pigpio
  • 2
    Get the code set up
    1. cd ~
    2. sudo mkdir repo
    3. cd repo
    4. git clone -b feature/ble_tank
    5. cd BLE_Rpi_Peripheral
    6. sudo /scripts/
  • 3
    Connect all the pieces together for a test

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