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DIY Android Remote Control Car With Arduino

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This is a step by step guide on how to build an Android phone or tablet controlled paper Car. You can modify it to build any other type of vehicle that you like. 
Steps include guide on:

1.  Building up the hardware of the car

2. Programming the Arduino UNO as the main engine ( controller) of the car from the sample code provided. 

3. Writing an app with MIT app inventor and install it to Android phone or Tablet as the remote control unit, with sample provided. 







 
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Step 1: Get the Materials and Tools Ready

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Before we start anything, we need to prepare materials and tools for the project. 
Materials and Tools needed are listed as below together with link to where to get the item: 

1. Cube Servos x2 

2. Rero Cube Joint x2
(soon in Cytron production)

3. Rero Wheels x4
(soon in Cytron production)

4. G15 Inter Connect

5. G15 Rotatable Connect

6. Rero Opener
(soon in in Cytron production) 

7. Arduino UNO

8. Cytron XBee Shield with Cytron BlueBee Module. 
(Soon in Cytron production)

9. Cytron G15 Shield

10. Battery Pack (any battery pack with voltage more than 7V) , Battery Holder.

11. Cytron BlueBee.

12. Paper Box

13. Scissor

14. Cutter

15. Double Sided Tape

16. Paper glue

17. Plastic Card Board


I want the same project but I want to add a temperature sensor for the H bridge how can I do it ?

IngHui (author)  NadaDiaElsaid17 days ago
Hi thanks for viewing. The cube servo has internal temperature sensor and you can directly read the temperature from its table of control register. Refer to the arduino library reference of the g15 shield. It will be quite hard to access to the h bridge since it is build in to the cube servo.
IngHui (author)  NadaDiaElsaid17 days ago
Hi thanks for viewing. The cube servo has internal temperature sensor and you can directly read the temperature from its table of control register. Refer to the arduino library reference of the g15 shield. It will be quite hard to access to the h bridge since it is build in to the cube servo.
airfoil233 made it!29 days ago

Thanks a lot for the tutorial ! I made my own RC car, with sonar.

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mmulyana1 month ago

nice

lgarcia446 months ago
Is it possible to make it faster?
IngHui (author)  lgarcia446 months ago

Hi lgarcia44,

thanks for viewing.

Its possible by changing to a larger diameter wheel to make it move faster.

Right now, this version of G15 Cube servo specification stated rotation speed is 63RPM at 12V, with high torque of 15kgcm.