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September 17, 2008

Wifi Robot with Camera

at 5:21 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Computer Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Toy Hacks


This Wifi Robot that Jonathan Bennett created is very well put together, best of all it was built on a budget. The five dollar base car that the hardware is mounted to is proof of that.

"A remote control car that can be driven over the internet or with a laptop wirelessly from up to 500m away. It has a live-feed network camera so that it can be driven without line of sight and a horn so that you can honk at people. Adding a network camera, router, heavier batteries, extra circuits, and a whole bunch of wires adds a lot of extra weight that the car wasn’t designed for. Because of all of the additions, you’ll need to find a pretty large RC car. Thrift stores often sell RC vehicles (without remotes!) for $3-5. I have bought a number of cars this way for taking apart. Vehicles in the 1:10 size ratio or bigger are appropriate; you probably don’t want to go any smaller. I bought this car for $5 at Value Village."

Via: Robot Maker


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14 Responses to “Wifi Robot with Camera”

  1. tayoken Says:

    Angela Bennett, run away!!! they know where you are!!!

  2. miky Says:

    i do not know why but sieng the lynksys wifi router on top of the
    rc robot makes me smile

  3. John Says:

    Same here, great project!

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  5. Alan Says:

    How the heck do you get the servos to connect to the router? What makes them turn?

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  7. Jon Says:

    The steering system is simply a dc motor with a wiper position sensor. A PIC16F628A microcontroller is interfaced to the car’s original drive circuitry. The router has been modified to have a serial port. The serial port is connected the microcontroller.

    I hope that answers your question!


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  9. Michael Says:

    where can i download the plan or the homebrew software for this? how is the coding like? do email me at mikecivic2003@gmail.com

  10. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Michael,

    The details are linked in the article.

  11. Mrinal Purohit Says:

    Excellent model. Exactly what I was thinking to make. I m also working on a similar kind of thing. However, there are many significant changes in terms of features.
    I just want additional technical details for this. Anyone Please………

  12. Chua Zheng Koon Says:

    Hi, I am wondering how u connect the picture of the webcam to send to the computer? Is it using any coding? I need help for this kind of things for my FYP thank you.

  13. Saulius Says:

    You should check this one: http://lukse.lt/uzrasai/2013-01-carambola-powered-robot-v2/

    It has clean design and custom Android app to control.

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