This Android-Controlled RC Car Is A Great Exercise In Arduino

We've already shown you how to use Arduino to make a video doorbell system and MP3 jukebox, but this RC car is a fun first project to get you on your way to tackling more complex designs.

Tolik777's Instructables walkthrough provides the details, but basically you're strapping an Arduino controller with a motor driver and Bluetooth receiver to an old RC car chassis, and controlling it with an Android app. Once you're all set up, you'll be able to control the vehicle's direction and speed by tilting your Android device, which sounds way more fun than any RC car I grew up with.

If you want to know more about Arduino, our beginner's guide has a bunch of other simple projects and walkthroughs to get you started.

Simple RC Car for Beginners [Instructables via WonderHowTo]


    Arduino is fun. If anyone's interested I've published some tutorials here >

    Hello there,
    within our time at university we created a RC-car controlled by an android mobilphone. But the mobil phone is working as communication station to give us all the power for the usage of a camera, an accelerometre and usb-connection. You would be able to connect to the android application with another java app at a pc. Maybe you will enjoy it and you’re going to take a look. But if u want to see it in action, there is a video taken by interessted programmer:
    Best regards

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