Two guys from the Czech Republic, 18 year old Josef Průša and his brother, has come up with a cool way to control an R/C car using the iPhone and its built-in accelerometer.
It has five buttons, four of them you can use for traditional driving and when you press the last one, it unlocks the accelerometer control in the same way as in many driving games available on AppStore.
Here’s a video showing the iPhone-controlled car in action:
Read more about the iPhone R/C Car Project at the DJ Josef Průša blog.
How did they get the iPhone to talk to the car? Does iPhone have some output transmitting specification?
Here’s the info from the site:
iPhone (OSCemote) → WiFi → PC → Max/Msp → Serial port → Arduino → Original controller.
This is really cool app for iPhone, i like their idea.
I need this app for play my R/C car with iPhone too 😉
I’d like an iPhone app like this for my R/C helicopter. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by, Aon!
That’s pretty cool!! 🙂