Arduino Bluetooth Controled Boat - Vessel


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Hello, in this project I will show you how to transform a simple RC boat to Bluetooth controlled through your Android smartphone!

In my rc boat I chose to build my own Arduino-based circuit because Arduino uno board doesn't fit inside it! But, in this tutorial, you can find an Arduino uno breadboard schematic so you can build it very easy ;)

Before starting, make sure that you have:

  1. Arduino uno board
  2. L293D motor driver
  3. HC-06 Bluetooth module
  4. RC Boat that can fit all the above !

Optional you will need 1x1MOhm & 1x100KOhm resistror to add a battery level control function.

For power, you can use the existing batteries (4x 1.5V AA), or replace them with a LiOn rechargeable battery pack.

Official page: http://www.ardumotive.com/bluetooth-rc-boat.html

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Step 1: Two Propeller Navigation System

On simple RC boat toys you will find a "two propeller navigation system".

That means you don't need a rudder for changing directions. You can find more details here

Step 2: Breadboard Schematic

Make sure to build your circuit first on breadboard to test it ;)

You can use battery from 6V and adove.

Step 3: Code

Download and open file with Arduino ide. Read every line of code (+comments) to understand how it's working and then upload it to your Arduino uno board!

Step 4: Android Bluetooth Controller

To control your new Bluetooth Boat , download and install this android application:

http://www.ardumotive.com/bluetooth-rc-boat.html

Tip: First enable Bluetooth and establish connection with BT module. (ex. HC-06, password 1234)

Use "Help & info" button if you can not understand how it is working.

Accelelometer function is under developing, use with attention!

Step 5: And Final...

Now you can put your circuit in RC Boat!

All done!!!

Hope that you like it!!!

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    hey there , i want to ask some question about the manual mode and auto mode in the bluetooth apps, could it be the auto mode can be control by putting some sensor to detect object so that it can avoid the obsctacles?