Make an Arduino remote controlled car
What you'll learn
- Use the RF24 type of transceiver modules to allow for communication between Arduinos
- Use DC motors with L298N motor controllers
- Use the HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensor to measure distance to an obstacle
- Use a Wii Nunchuck with the Arduino
- Create a communications protocol for transmitting instructions from a transmitter to a receiver
- Select the appropriate type of battery for a mobile application
- Select the appropriate microcontroller for a mobile application
- Retrofit an existing toy to make it far more capable (and fun)
- Become confident with the use of power tools, soldering irons
- Arduino IDE
- Breadboarding and wiring
You made an LED to blink, played with sensors, got some motors to spin. You know your way around the Arduino IDE and have a good grasp of what the Arduino is all about
How about you turbo-boost your Arduino skills by building your own remote controlled car?
This course will take you step-by-step and show you how you can take a typical off-the-shelf (boring) RC car and convert it into an Arduino-powered super-fun lab on wheels.
I call it Ardu-auto.
With Ardu-auto, learning electronics has never been more fun. Every step of the way, you will learn practical facts and skills that will help you elsewhere in your making career. Based on an of-the-shelf cheap RC car, you will use Arduinos, components, software and prototyping techniques to build your own custom creation.
Here's what you will learn:
- How to use proximity sensors to detect obstacles
- How to allow for two Arduinos to communicate with each other using RF24 type modules
- How to control DC motors
- How to use a Wii Nunchuck
- How to write a communications protocol
- How to modify and adapt off-the-shelf raw materials for your project
- How to integrate components into a complete system
This course is designed for people already familiar with the Arduino. If you are new to the Arduino, I strongly recommend that you first look at my other courses (Arduino Step by Step and Beginning Arduino) before attempting this project!
Who this course is for:
- Intermediate Arduino makes
- Makers with some experience in sketching and prototyping
Peter Dalmaris is an educator, electrical engineer, electronics hobbyist, and Maker. Creator of online video courses on DIY electronics and author of three technical books, and has recently released his book Maker Education Revolution.
As a Chief Tech Explorer since 2013 at Tech Explorations, the company he founded in Sydney, Australia, Peter’s mission is to explore technology and help educate the world.
Tech Explorations offers educational courses and Bootcamps for electronics hobbyists, STEM students and STEM teachers.
A life-long learner, Peter’s core skill is in explaining difficult concepts through video and text. With over 15 years of tertiary teaching experience, Peter has developed a simple yet comprehensive style in teaching that students from all around the world appreciate.
His passion for technology and in particular for the world of DIY open source hardware has been a dominant driver that has guided his personal development and his work through Tech Explorations.
Peter’s current online courses have helped over 60,000 people from around the world to be better Makers.
For more information on Peter's work, please go to his web site, techexplorations dot com.