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Self-Driving RC Car

Hi there,

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.