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Computer Controlled RC Car with Wireless Camera

Hi

I wanna a project for my studies...

here is what i would like to make..

1. A RC Car that is controlled via computer and not by the its remote. i wanna create a application that controls the car and also displays real time video.

2. I wanna use zigbee (XBEE pro) for transmitting and receving commands and controls.

3. Wanna use mobile phone (wifi) camera for video transmission.

 

now i wanna know How can make this ???

1. which microcontroller should i use ????

2. which software should i use to make the compuetr app.

pretty cool fountain

Found this while surfing the interwebs. Thought it was interesting and I'd share it with ya's folks

It uses some common components(well, aside from the uv leds that aren't available at your local hobby shop)and a pic.

 Now just makes me wonder how to do something like this...code wise.

http://cre.ations.net/creation/the-time-fountain

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