This project uses two Arduino Uno compatible boards.
An L293D or other Dual H-Bridge Motor Driver chip will be needed to drive the motors of the RC car. This can be found here: http://www.adafruit.com/products/807
Finally, this project requires the RF transmitter (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/retired/8945) and receiver (ttps://www.sparkfun.com/products/retired/8945) which will used for communication between the Arduinos.
A breadboard to prototype your circuit and a prototype board is also needed to solder everything together in the end. This can be bought from an electronics store like Jaycar Electronics.
Required Knowledge: A basic knowledge of electronics is required for this tutorial. If you have never worked with electronics take a look at this tutorial (at least up to lesson 4): http://www.ladyada.net/learn/arduino/
Knowing how to solder will also help with the final steps: https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/how-to-solder...
This tutorial also assumes that you have a basic knowledge of the Arduino Uno and know how to program and upload a basic sketch. For the basics of Arduino, check out the Adafruit Arduino basics lessons at: http://learn.adafruit.com/lesson-0-getting-started/the-lessons.
A basic knowledge of Java is also assumed. You should know how to set up Java on your computer and create a basic Java program. This tutorial uses the Eclipse IDE. For the basics of programming Java and using Eclipse, check out this tutorial: http://eclipsetutorial.sourceforge.net/totalbeginner.html
Tutorial Structure: This tutorial will be split up into 3 parts:
- Sending Arduino
- Recieving Arduino
- Computer program