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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. 







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


 
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mal-shami26 days ago

HAI

can i know how can get the code? i have searched for a link to the codes, but cant find it!!

IngHui (author)  mal-shami23 days ago

http://www.instructables.com/files/orig/F07/RSF0/HQ7TLXDE/F07RSF0HQ7TLXDE.zip

IngHui (author)  mal-shami23 days ago

http://www.instructables.com/files/orig/F7A/LVEK/HQ730OXL/F7ALVEKHQ730OXL.zip

aoca11 month ago

I could send remotewithacc.zip to arielaudenino@hotmail.com

I would like to do the project

thank you very much

IngHui (author)  aoca11 month ago

You can download from the link above, just click it and the download will start

boyznowhere2 months ago

hi, so where do we connect the 4 wires from the cube servos? I am sorry for not understand everything

IngHui (author)  boyznowhere1 month ago

hi sorry for the late reply.

the servo has 3 wires: signal, Vin, and Gnd.

in this project the servo is connected to G15 shield which convert the half duplex signal on single signal wire of G15 into a normal UART TX and RX signal.

communication with Arduino will be UART commands and this commands protocol is made easy with the G15 shield Library.

visit this page for the library reference: https://code.google.com/p/cytron-g15-shield/

with this library the code will be as simple as

rotateCW();

SetSpeed();

etc..


NadaDiaElsaid3 months ago

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

IngHui (author)  NadaDiaElsaid3 months 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)  NadaDiaElsaid3 months 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!3 months ago

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

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mmulyana4 months ago

nice

lgarcia449 months ago
Is it possible to make it faster?
IngHui (author)  lgarcia449 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.