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.NetRC Project

Controls a small RC car via PC with image processing

Small project to control an RC car via pc. I've placed a small RF pinhole camera in the car so I could be used for manual driving and for image processing.

Here are some pictures of the modified remote and the connections to the arduino:

Hacked Remote








Connections to Arduino








The RC control can be manual via keyboard or semi autonomous by following faces (this is still in very early stage of development)

20-10-2010  Cosmetic and Software Updates (new videos)

I've changed the control from keyboard to head direction detection. Still has plenty of bugs and there is some issues with the rc car base.



27-11-2010 Headlights (new videos)

I've had some issues with low light conditions, so I've added an LDR, picaxe 8M and two powerfull leds. Now it can be driven under low light conditions. Also I added a bigger rechargable battery so it would increase the autonomy. 

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Lol... yeah Grey anatomy has this moments ;)

Video receiver? or Radio Receiver?

If its video I'm using easycap 2.0 to receive the video signal in the computer.

What camera and transmitter did you use? I am thinking about integrating a wireless camera into a project I am planning out, and I have no experience buying cameras and receivers.

I'm using a wireless camera like this one http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-WIRELESS-MINI-CCTV-SECURITY-CAMERA-HIDDEN-SPYCAM-UK_W0QQitemZ320606490504QQihZ011QQcategoryZ48632QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

It's not the best cam but works well indoors. If you have budget there are much better ones, even with night vision features or go for a wifi if is for indoor.

nice project  .i want to make this project .i need components lists  please send me ...