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WiFi RC Car Has Camera and Force Feedback

Here’s some amazing work from maker Blair Kelly:

Arduino Wifly Mini is a remotely operated vehicle that communicates over a WiFi network, can be controlled with an XBOX 360 or PS3 controller, or G27 steering wheel, or any other controller that can be manipulated with Processing’s ProControll library, and features force-feedback and a first-person view. Presently only the G27 wheel and a Logitech F510 controller rumble properly with force-feedback.

My favorite part is that the point-of-view camera inside the car can be set to pan in the direction that you’re steering so that you can see where you’re going. I also love that he implemented force feedback to the controller triggered from sensors on the car. If you’d like to know how he did it all, boy are you in luck. Blair documented this project in incredible detail. Nice work!

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    Awesome.

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  7. graysonhobby says:

    Wonderful post! Arduino Wifly Mini is really remotely controlled vehicle that communicates over a WiFi network. I know that it can be controlled with an XBOX 360 or PS3 controller. But how to fetch it; one of my friends told me to visit grasyon hobby to get it. Thanks for the update. Cheers

  8. Blair Kelly » Arduino Wifly Mini says:

    […] Matt Richardson of MAKEzine Mike Szczys of Hack-a-Day Luke Plunkett of Kotaku Mike of Mini Cooper Orange County Lambert Varias of Technabob Andrew Angus on Scoop.it David Deloney of Walyou Sven Wernicke of neuerdings.com. (In German.) Julian Horsey of Geeky Gadgets Alan Parekh of Hacked Gadgets […]

  9. Amanda says:

    This looks so cool!! I found this page http://www.squidoo.com/prestige-remote-control-cars I want to buy one for my son for christmas, can they be wifi controled too?

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  13. Conal McLaughlin says:

    Very very cool. What is the latency like with wifi? Did you do any testing using RF?

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Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.

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