Ozirock's Projects

"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new" - Albert Einstein

Project Updates

RC Car Preperation photos finally in place

Posted by ozirock on February 9, 2010 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello All,


I have finally managed to get the photos of the RC car controller uploaded and onto the page so now you can see all the steps necessary for wiring up your own controller ready to connect to the computer.


Thanks,

Ozirock

Memory Control Section Updated

Posted by ozirock on January 30, 2010 at 8:04 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello All,


I have updated the Memory control section it know has a description of the program as well as the code you need to make your own program. You can find this all at http://ozirock.webs.com/memorizedpath.htm.


Thanks

Ozirock

Free RC Car Control Program now available for download

Posted by ozirock on January 29, 2010 at 6:58 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello All,


I've now added the program I used to control my RC car onto the website free for members to download. It works perfectly on my computer so I would imagine there will be no problems but if there is let me know in the forum so that I can get working on them quickly and everyone else will be able to see that the problem has been noted. You can find the program in the freebies section of my site www.ozirock.webs.com.


The program is designed to work with a Velleman k8055 usb interface board but I'd love to modify it to work with many different devices so if you have a different usb interface board and want to control your RC car using it let me know and I'll try to make a program for you.

How to prepare your RC car for PC control

Posted by ozirock on January 29, 2010 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (3)

I've added a section about preparing your RC car to be controlled by a PC. There are no pictures yet as I don't have the car with me at the minute but it's easy to follow and very little work needed for such a cool project. Basic knowledge of soldering is all thats needed. You can find that here http://ozirock.webs.com/rccarpreperation.htm


An easy project to do so let us all know how you get on and post videos of your work for us all to see.


Resources needed to make computer controller RC car

Posted by ozirock on January 29, 2010 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

I have added a section which describes all the necessary resources you will need to create your own PC controlled RC car. It gives a list of everything you need and there really isn't all that much there so you should be able to manage this project with very limited soldering ability. You can find this section at http://ozirock.webs.com/rcresources.htm


Also the code to get the car running is on the page for each task so you should have no problem there either, if you do let me know and I'll try to help.


Testing the Infrared Sensor

Posted by ozirock on January 17, 2010 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

You can find a short video here which shows me testing a prototype of the sensor for the RC car both autonomous and pc controlled versions. I hope to get details of both of these projects up shortly.

Another video of the timer controlling the RC Car

Posted by ozirock on January 15, 2010 at 7:46 PM Comments comments (0)

Heres a short video of the RC Car being controlled be the timer, it just shows the car driving round the corner and back again. You'll find all you need to do it yourself here on my site.

Video of rc car moving with timer control

Posted by ozirock on January 15, 2010 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

I've made a video of the RC Car being controlled from the laptop using a program with a timer to give it a command at preset times. You'll find all you need to do it yourself here on my site.


You can find a short video of the car driving round a corner under the computers control here.

RC Car following preset path on computer

Posted by ozirock on January 14, 2010 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

I've managed to set up a program that will control the rc car using a path which is set in the code, the program uses a timer to know when to implement each control. You can find all you need to do it yourself here.

Another video of the Computer Controlled RC Car

Posted by ozirock on January 13, 2010 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Just another video to show the computer controlled RC Car in action, all the information on how to set it up yourself can be found here.


This video shows the user interface aswell as the actual car driving. You can watch the video on youtube here.