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Ten Meters Per Second

Yaw Control Of A 40Km/h RC Car Using Arduino


As promised, I have taken some of the code I previously published at RCArduino from a 1 meter per second application to ten meters per second. All of the throttle and steering commands in the car in the video are coming from an onboard Arduino. The Arduino is reading the incoming signals from an (drivers) RC Receiver and also a gyroscope within the car. It is using this information to assist the driver by controlling the yaw of the car under acceleration, braking and cornering.

I took a deep breath and handed the controls to whoever happened to be at the track in order to get some feedback and take a few videos with my phone.

A full project overview and the source code can be found at rcarduino.blogspot.com

Duane B