Building a Remote-Controlled Car
In This Chapter
Decoding a remote control
Using servo motors
Programming steering commands
Building a three-wheeled chassis
You can buy remote-controlled car kits in hobby shops, but building your own is much more fun — and it’s easy to do with an Arduino and a little ingenuity. In this project, you create a fully drivable remote-controlled (RC) car by using an ordinary household remote control, an Arduino, and servo motors. You use your Arduino to decode the signals coming from any of your remotes and then use the decoded signal to tell your car to move forward, backward, and turn.
One cool thing about this project is that after you figure out how to use any old remote control with your Arduino, you can transfer this capability to just about any other project that you want to add a remote control to!