Craze for electronic toys has always defied the age factor. Be it a toddler or a teenager, these always wonderful electronic leisure never stop amusing and charming any of them. Adding to this charm is the constant upgrades these toys get. Oh you bought a robot car this year, how about a robot car which climbs up the wall??!1 Oh now you have the one climbing up the wall, but have you seen this with camera and mobile phone connectivity? Seriously, this thirst keeps on increasing to buy more and more. But when we DIY a lot of electronics at our homes, can’t we make one highly advanced toy for the festive season? Well, if you are passionate to get something extra for yourself and don’t mind doing a DIY for that, this blog would definitely interest you as it shows to make a Raspberry Pi based Wi-Fi controlled remote car.
Germany’s Ingmar Staple has a habit to ask more and more out of toys and this time, when dissatisfied at a local toy store, he built a toy of his own. For this, he has used a Raspberry Pi, common electronics, cardboard chassis and common parts of a standard RC car. In this highly anticipated attempt, Staple has made sure that all of the parts of this project including hardware and software, remain open source so that it can be tried and tested by anyone who wants to. In the tutorial, he has not only shown why he has used Raspberry Pi but has also given a 12 step guide taking care of each and every random and non-random aspect of the DIY.
Fetching control of the car over Wi-Fi increases the range of access, gets an option of live video streaming and certainly leaps out of being just a toy car.
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