Self-Driving RC Car
December 27, 2011
I'm planning a project - a self-driving RC car. The idea would be to use a 1:10 RC car chassis/motors for a racing robot.
In my mind this is fairly simple - I should be able to control the motors at the point where the Receiver sits?
However, I've noticed that the hacks I've seen - automated or otherwise work on the Transmitter instead. What's up with that? Is it simply to remove the arduino kit from the car? Because I'd rather have the car as entirely automated and not relying on other, wireless components.
I used to fly IC model aircraft, and I certainly could replace the Rx with my own device for servo control. I guess the problem with a lot of cheaper RC products might be that they're all factory sealed and not intended for modification.
Can anyone enlighten me?
I'm just worried about picking up an RC car then discovering I have no means of interfacing with it how I would like.