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Offline yottameterTopic starter

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Remote Control full size car
« on: January 10, 2010, 09:20:35 PM »
Any advice on remote controlling a full size car? I am actually clueless on the mechanical actuators to control the brake, gas, etc. I'm more of an electronics/software guy.

I'd also like to upload data to a server real time, so I'm going to need a uP with a full IP stack. Basic XML posts. I was going to use a Xilinx Virtex 4, but it's probably overkill. If anyone has suggestions for a uP with an IP stack, it would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance to all you wonderful techies that make the world better.

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Re: Remote Control full size car
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2010, 12:37:59 AM »
The second paragraph lost me...
As for the actuators, you probably want some kind of linear actuator like a solenoid for the brakes/gas and for the
steering, some sort of servo should do it... There are a few people who have done this before, google around and check
out how they rigged it up.
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Re: Remote Control full size car
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2010, 12:51:35 AM »
The angry driving episode of prototype this goes into detail on what to use to do what. Some mythbusters episodes have this in it and if you want i can go through them to find them for you.

You are able to control the speed with a servo but you will have to modify the cable. it would be easier than the solenoide method.

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Re: Remote Control full size car
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2010, 09:03:40 PM »
http://hackaday.com/2009/11/10/remotely-control-your-crappy-car-dangerously/

You may want to check that out. The car is controlled completely by the iphone, but you're probably more interesting in the actual car interfacing.
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Re: Remote Control full size car
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2010, 02:08:51 PM »
top gear did this, i also saw it on scrapheap challenge (goes more into detail)
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Re: Remote Control full size car
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2010, 02:18:15 AM »
those sorts of TV shows are a good  recourse as they get people hooked when they go into detail.(make them look sophisticated)

 


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