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November 30, 2007

ShakerRacer BlueTooth RC Cell Phone Car

at 10:05 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Cool Gadgets, Crazy Hacks, Electronic Hacks

Andreas Jakl developed the software and Stephan Selinger developed the hardware for the Shaker Racer at Symbian Resources. It reminds me of this RC Car Wiimote hack.

Stephan sent in some pictures of the car hardware and some additional details. Thanks Stephan!
“We are using an MSP430 microcontroller by Texas instruments on a board by www.olimex.com and the BlueNiceCom IV Bluetooth module. The microcontroller software is written in C.”

Video and some under the hood pictures after the jump.

“The car that we used is based on a standard €90 RC car bought from a toy shop. We modded it to accept Bluetooth instead of the proprietary wireless module that it was shipped with. A small microcontroller and a Bluetooth module replace the original wireless components. On the side of the mobile phone, a Python script translates the input of the acceleration sensor to commands that the microcontroller can understand in order to manage the steering servo as well as the main motor.

It turned out that this is a very intuitive and natural way to control the car. You do not need any practice as the concept can be understood instantly. So there’s nothing that can block your way to fun!”

Via: Hackszine



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6 Responses to “ShakerRacer BlueTooth RC Cell Phone Car”

  1. MIKY Says:

    i like that nice one

  2. George Says:

    Can anybody explain (detailed info) how to rebuil rc into bt car? I have a plan to use an iphone with it’s accelerometer 🙂 gspolis@gmail.com | Best Regards

  3. Jenelle Ann Wright Says:

    I am trying to design my microcontroller program but I am not that good in writing c program. I have designed one in visual basic but I am not sure it will integrate with my J2ME program. Can anyone of you help with the designing of my C program please.

  4. Low Says:

    hi, that very cool ShakerRacer with acceleration sensor control.
    how about you all try out with having the auto parking sensor together?
    Can you please e-mail me more information on ShakerRacer.

  5. Zeng Jin Says:

    I want to do the same thing as you have done to make a birthday gift for my girl friend.So could you please give me some help.

  6. Luigi Fulk Says:

    If you’re still on the fence: grab your favorite earphones, head down to a Best Buy and ask to plug them into a Zune then an iPod and see which one sounds better to you, and which interface makes you smile more. Then you’ll know which is right for you.

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