The main goal of this project is to alter a remote controlled vehicle and control it via
Internet Telerobotics using the Mobile Telephone Network (WWAN - Wireless Wide
Area Network) 3.5G or 4G (Long Term Evolution) and as an alternative you can always
use WiFi networks.
For this challenge it is necessary to make some modifications to a remote-control
car, adapting and equipping it with the necessary software and hardware in order to
achieve the objectives stated above.
Step 2: List Of Materials
that the 3.5G/4G USB modem has to have a active unlimited data plan.
- Traxxas E-Revo 1:16 XL - http://www.modelsport.co.uk
- FoxBoaard G20 - http://www.tigal.com
- Micro Servo Controller - http://www.coolcomponents.co.uk
- 5 Volt Regulator - http://www.coolcomponents.co.uk
- Around 600$USD Total cost (in 2010)
Step 3: The Idea
The main goal is to be able to remotely control an RC vehicle using the mobile phone
Network (3.5G or 4G) controlled via Internet Telerobotics in order to explore your
neighborhood, or let other people in remote locations do the exploring!
This goal is possible by equipping an RC Truck with an on-board computer capable of
connecting itself to the 3.5G/4G Network, thus making it ready to be controlled by any
one with a computer with an Internet connection.
- In the image above, the hexagons correspond to the mobile phone network coverage
Step 4: The Mobile Earth Rover Two Design (3D model)
controlled truck called "Traxxas E-Revo" and equipping it with an Single Board Computer
called FoxBoard G20 a 3.5G Modem and a web camera attached to the aileron.
The 3D sketch can be found below.
Step 5: The RC Vehicle (Traxxas E-Revo 1:16)
Read more about the E-Revo here: http://traxxas.com/products/models/electric/7105erevo116