Arduino Vader “Force Grip” remote car (a.k.a. smartphone virtual wheel)

The 3-wheel car is built with the Makeblock Robot Starter Kit. (Plus some Legos for style.) It has a Bluetooth module. It is controlled by the phone’s gyros via Bluetooth. You drive it like a steering wheel with two hands, or like Darth Vader with one hand. 1. Code for the smartphone below. I saved […]

Teaser: Makeblock Robot Starter Kit Cellbot + Sensors + shxtty Path Tracking

Well this was fun. Ingredients: Makeblock Bluetooth module To execute instructions from smartphone. LG Optimus Dynamic Strapped on robot for sensors. WiFi to talk with Mission Control. Bluetooth to control robot. Tornado server Runs on PC. Connects to phone via SL4A. Talks with web UI using websockets. Websockets To stream sensor data from phone to […]

How to build a Makeblock Bluetooth/WiFi Cellbot car

Ingredients: – LG Optimus Dynamic – PC game controller (joystick) – pygame for joystick input – python script runs on PC to translate joystick input to movement commands – SL4A to send movement commands from PC to smartphone over WiFi – smartphone sends movement commands to Arduino via Bluetooth (also SL4A) – Arduino translates commands […]