Picture of Hacking my RC Car using Arduino and Android Smart Phone

Have an old toy car? I hacked mine using Arduino and an H bridge circuit to control the motors, used my Sony Z1 Android phone to control it with the recent 1Sheeld I got from Kickstarter.

I thought to use the Gyroscope sensor in to drive it but after experimenting, I used the gravity sensor instead, will explain in details why later in step 5.

Step 1: Required stuff

Picture of Required stuff
l298 h bridge.jpg
wire cutter.jpg

Required components:

1- Android smartphone / tablet ( x1)

2- Arduino uno ( x1) $26

3- 1Sheeld ( x1) $60

4-Cheap RC car ( x1) (you can get it from a toy store)

5- Connectors male female (x4) $5.45 per 40 set

6- H bridge ( x1) $9.51

7-- Mediabridge USB cable (x1) $7.99

8- Male Dc Plug (x1) $2

Required tools:

1- Screwdriver

2- Wire cutter



Can I use original Arduino wifi shield for this application? Will mobile app still work?

Thank you

ukhan144 months ago

can i use Bluetooth module HC-06 etc instead of "Sheeld" ?

excuse me sir, i want to ask.. is it the same if i use a new one RC car?
and.. can u give me and diagrams for making this?

im sorry if i disturbing u and for my bad english too..

ahmicmahmoud (author)  jack.simplechild11 months ago

I dont understand what do you want,so please show me more details to help you

im sorry before, my english really really bad

i mean..
there u say u use an old car.. is it the same step if i use a new one RC?
then can u give me the diagrams for making this?

@jack.simplechild: Yes, you can use RC car, whether new or old. but old one is already purchased long ago and isn't in your use.

kevinrfq109 months ago

I have a question

If i disconnect my arduino from the pc, will it still work with the sketch?

And, can you post more pictures of the way we have to connect the items... the Hbridge and the sheeld with the car


Yes, It will still work

Hola Suena muy tentadora la propuesta de poder manejar tu choche con ayuda de Arduino y usar el celular Android como control :D

Diversion pura

seamster1 year ago

Cool! That looks like a lot of fun!