greetings..i'm a CS students and i have some question to ask..does
anyone know how to connect a remote controlled car to my laptop???i'm
trying to control it using c# via myaptop...pls help me....thanks
Need more info here. You would need to interface the rc car transmitter to
your computer and there is simply not enough information given to know.
Are you good with electronics? Maybe this is beyond your scope of
It would perhaps be simpler to create a simple servo propelled robot with
a microcontroller. It is quite easy to build one from a couple of modified
hobby servos and a Basic Stamp microcontroller from Parallax Inc. Or you
can just purchasetheir BOE-Bot kit which is basically a chasiss with a
power upply, two servos, a Basic tamp, and a breadboard on it. They have a
bluetooth module that you can connect up to the breadboard. That would
allow you to send commands via bluetooth to the BOE-Bot (or your own
I have created a robot that uses the BS-1 prototype board ($29.95), a
couple of modified servos ($14), a couple of wheels ($7), a breadboard
($12), and a piece of expanded PVC foam ($1).
Simply glue the servos to the bottom of the PVC foam (use 5 minute epoxy)
and attach the wheels. Attach the BS-1 prototype board and breadboard to
the top of the PVC foam (use 4-40 screws). Attach a ping pong ball as a
rear wheel (just glue it on, it doesn't have to rotate) and you have a bot
you can program. Now get the bluetooth module and you'll be in business.
The BS-1 prototype board, modified servos, wheels, and bluetooth module
can be bought through Parallax Inc. The PVC foam board can be found at
your local plasticsdealer (like TAP Plastics here where I live). The
breadboard can be bought at RadioShack and the ping pong ball, well you
Hopefully, you can get a bluetooth card for your computer and program in
c# a program that can send commands to the bot you made over bluetooth.
If you want to go the BOE-Bot route, you can pick one up from a number of
locations.You can get one from Parallax itself, or they sell them at Radio
Shack. Itis much more powerful than the little bot I described building
BTW, I know that I keep talking about Parallax here. I just want everyone
to knowthat I am not affiliated with Parallax Inc. in any way. Likewise,
no affiliation with Radio Shack, TAP Plastics, or any ping pong vendors ;)
Just know that Parallax makes products that are easy for the hobbyist to
Randy Hootman - President
Modoro Linux/Java Robots
On Sat, 14 Jan 2006 19:04:46 -0800, dino wrote:
There are a lot of resources on the internet for
this. In combination with what this news group
can tell you and what you find on the WWW.
You can probably piece together a PC controlled
Robotics is not a single degree field either. It covers
Electronics, Math, Mechanical, and almost all of
the disciplines.That is what makes it challenging, it
involves so many fields of study and work.
To be honest -you will need some understanding of electronics and you would
have to open your remote control and start looking for transmitted control
signals using a tool called an "oscilloscope" - working backward from the
transmitted signal until you find a signal that can be duplicated with your
I've done it with a little Radio Shack car - but nobody here would have a
clue unless you tell them the model of your transmitter and it is quite
doubtfull that anyone would have hacked that specific model.
I suggest you just keep asking yourself questions and find out if this is
something you want to get into. If the answer keeps coming up "yes" - then
keep learning and asking until the people stop being jerks like me and the
answers start making sense.
Just out of curiosity... What are the specs of your transmtter?
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