Punjdoggy
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Rasberry Pi RC Car + Camera??

Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:15 pm

Hi all , just wanted to know if making a rpi powered rc car with a camera was possible??
i was thinnking about that lego rpi xbox remote controlled car with and onboard wireless camera??
can someone help me with some ideas?
Thanks

GelatiN
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Re: Rasberry Pi RC Car + Camera??

Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:02 am

Oh yea ... possible. Ive done it. I had my pi connected to 4 motors, it was made from lego, and it was controlled from a web site. Controlling it from the web site is much easyer to set up and use. Dont use the xbox remote, just walk around with your phone and web site opened pn the phone and your golden.
about the camera, i perseonally havent tryed it but my brother did, idk how he made the pi show video on the web site (with the controlls) but it worked great. Also you should have high speed internet for it to work smooth ....
good luck !

danjperron
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Re: Rasberry Pi RC Car + Camera??

Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:00 pm

Check this post

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 94#p309394

P.S. on the second post , I put a small video of the car in action.

My post are in french but you should be able to translate it using google but the code are in english.

All the doc are in http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 25#p347925

For the web control I use webiopi which is great
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 89#p353089

Have fun,
Daniel

raven_squire
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Re: Rasberry Pi RC Car + Camera??

Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:22 am

Thanks Daniel,
That looks like a great start! I will try and work through all the information (a lot of it is above my head but that's what this project is all about "learning to use the pi and Linux")

Tanks again :-)

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riskpw
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Re: Rasberry Pi RC Car + Camera??

Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:42 am

hi ~~~

i'm http://www.rasplay.org website master.

i make WebioPi RC controller

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my controller pic :
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my rc control movie :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... icpb-1gF_4

L4zE
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Re: Rasberry Pi RC Car + Camera??

Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:42 pm

How much would a project like this cost?

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riskpw
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Re: Rasberry Pi RC Car + Camera??

Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:06 am

L4zE wrote:How much would a project like this cost?
we had used the total cost 40$(this cost excluded raspberrypi)

Recently, we are used new extention motor shield(Multi-Pi rev 1.3) for raspberrypi.
Multi-Pi is extention motor shield for korean raspberrypi user.
it is support another raspberrypi many project.

my web site is htt[://www.rasplay.org.

5t0rm
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Re: Rasberry Pi RC Car + Camera??

Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:51 am

Hey guys, I am interested in trying a similar project, except I have no idea how to connect the camera. My family has terrible Internet, and i don't have a phoneso I am controlling my pi using a mini Bluetooth keyboard, I have been successful in using a raspberry pi webcam server and watching the live feed from my dad's iPad, however I was hoping there might be some other way to view the video from the pi, without the slow Internet and the pi having two ports, where I need three. Thanks! ;)

kuruki
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Re: Rasberry Pi RC Car + Camera??

Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:05 pm

hi everyone, if you guys are still interested, here's a project of me and some colleagues of mine using a raspberry pi and an arduino to drive wirelessly (wifi) a car through an android app joystick and also get a camera feed viewed in that android app. A pure Java joystick is also included.

The necessary code is published in our repo here: https://github.com/platisd/smartcar along with some basic instructions on how to reproduce the whole thing.

lawsonkeith
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Re: Rasberry Pi RC Car + Camera??

Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:17 pm

Hi

I've done some work on a Tamiya Hornet RC Pi powered car; at https://github.com/lawsonkeith/picar. The original used the Pi camera which I took out as I thought it'd be too hard to control. It was only an extra 4 lines of code though in the html file.

Keith

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ByteYourLife
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Re: Rasberry Pi RC Car + Camera??

Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:06 pm

Hi folks,
you have very cool projects...
I developed a low cost rc car with a raspberry pi.

This is the latest video from my car and web-interface to control the car.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOnlKZiwhF0

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I like yours solutions to control the car... they are smarter than my html solution...
My project I am working on: An autonomous driving car with the Raspberry Pi and a lot of sensors.

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