Introduction: Bluetooth Controlled Car
This is a Bluetooth Car controlled via our phone on an app called the EBot8 Blockly. It is used to program special microcontrollers called the EBot8 developed by CBits. Now let's see how to make this simple and easy project!
Step 1: Gather the Materials
We have used the following materials in making this project:
- Ebot8 Microcontroller Get it Here
- Chassis (we used Lego)
- Female-Female Jumper Cables
- Bluetooth Module
- Wheels (Lego)
- EBot Blockly (Android Software)
- 1.5V AA batteries x2
Now let's assemble!
Step 2: Assembling
- Now Connect the Bluetooth module to the EBot8's 4 Pins at the bottom of the board and then connect 2 motors at the blue sides' pins.
- Next, make a chassis for your project according to your desire. Don't forget to leave some space for the batteries at the bottom as they are heavy.
- After you have finished, attach the wheels.
- Later, after you have done the above the three steps, make sure that all the wires are securely placed and don't interfere with the motors or the wheels.
- Connect the batteries.
- Yep, that's it. now let's get coding!
Step 3: Pairing
- First Download the software for your system from here.(Windows, Mac OS or Linux)
- Then connect the board to your computer with the cable provided with the board. You will see that the software detects your board at the top-right corner.
- Then click on Ebot Blockly Smartphone.
- Tick on Rename your Bot from the popup
- Set up a name and password for your Ebot as shown.
- If successful, download the very same app from the Play Store/App Store for your Smartphone to pair.
- Then tap on Ebot Blockly to code on the next step
Step 4: Coding
Now all you have to do is just simply code exactly as the Picture shown above. After that click on the PLAY button at the top-right section. Then it will ask you to pair with your smartphone. Connect the smartphone to your bot name. If you EBot doesn't appear, it means it hasn't been switched on or the Bluetooth module hasn't been wired properly. Check again and switch it on and off & then check. It would have come. If you have successfully paired with your EBot, A controller should popup. Now you can control your Ebot with your smartphone!
Step 5: A Small Demo..
Feel free to ask your doubts in the comments section.