3DS controlled RC car

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by Aurelio, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. Aurelio
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    Hi guys. What I'm going to show you is a little project I did today, just for fun.
    I modified a tiny RC car I had to work with a WiFi module and I made a 3DS homebrew to control it.

    This is a video I made in which I explain how I did it and I also show it running:


    Second version (with speed control and a better car):


    You can also find an images gallery on imgur where you can find some photos of the building process: http://imgur.com/a/xYM6l

    PS: Sorry for my bad english

    UPDATE:I made an article on my blog in which I explain in details how I made the project: http://www.aureliomannara.it/?p=158
     
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  2. DarkFlare69

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    Cool, nice job.
     
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    Damn, nice job!
     
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    So cool :D
     
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  5. Aurelio
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    Thank you guys :)
     
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    thats awesome so would the motor driver you used support variable speed control?
    maybe you could remap the motor fwd and bck to the analog and have variable speed control with the analog stick
     
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    Yes, the motor driver actually has a PWM input to control the speed of the motors, but in order to use PWM I would have needed an external microcontroller and I didn't want to complicate things, especially due to the available space.
    Probably I'll do an improved version using a bigger car and a microcontroller to control speed and other things
     
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    That's very interesting, I thought the 3DS WiFi module is proprietary and not fully worked out, much like it's the case with the DS - great job!
     
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    Sweet
     
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    that's some badass idea you got there.

    nice
     
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    A nice weekend project, I like it!
     
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    I made a new version! It uses a different car and it has speed control! :)
    Check it out:
     
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    That's cooool
     
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    That's pretty sweet.
    Nice read up as well c:
     
  16. Technicmaster0

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    The first version looked better :P
     
  17. Aurelio
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    That's true, but at least this one doesn't roll over at the first turn :D
     
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    Next quest: make a car that can run on both sides (and can change the side):
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    Eh, that's nice, but I think I'm done with cars :D
    Next project will be something different
     
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    :( It could even detect the side it lays on to adjust the controls.
    What about a 3DS robot?