Hello and welcome to my second instructable, where we'll be modifying a cheap RC car to drive it with an Android smartphone over Bluetooth.
Actually, this was my school project at the Lycée Jules Fil
, so I had to produce a complete write-up. Unfortunately, it is in French, but if you want a really in-depth description of the system, and you understand french, you can download it HERE
I recommend that you read my first Instructable
for a more detailed explanation on how the thing works.
The cost of following this instructable is something around 30~40$ if you already have the RC car. Disclaimer
: In this instructable, you will be using dangerous chemicals (Acetone and Ferric Chloride) and dangerous tools (drill, saw, soldering iron,etc...). I can't be held responsible if you harm yourself following this guide. If you follow this instructable carefully, and protect yourself you won't get hurt.
So, the RC car will be driven using the accelerometer sensor (like in iPhone/Android racing games) over bluetooth. For that, we'll be using an android app and arduino library named Amarino 2.0
. The system works a little bit like that :
| PWM / simple logic
Rear motor + Dir motorDont forget
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Below is a little video demo :