Instructables member Imetomi has created a fantastic FPV virtual reality controller which has been created using a little Arduino hardware and programming, and is capable of allowing the wearer to control a tank track robot, equipped with an on-board front facing camera.
Check out the video below to learn more about the VR controlled robot which provides a very unique perspective on the world. The robot can also be controlled by a joystick if preferred and full instructions are provided on creating either VR or joystick compatible vehicles.
Designer Imetomi explained a little more about his FPV virtual reality controlled robot which can be used to explore your backyard in a totally unique way.
Have you ever tried to look at the world from a different point of view? With this project you can control a tracked robot with your brainwaves or with a joystick while you are watching its camera’s live-stream in a virtual reality glass.
This is an all terrain vehicle, that means that you can control it on snow, sand, any kind of ground, wet surface and of course indoors. It is powered by two 18650 lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 2600 mAh. These are connected in series so the maximum voltage is 8.4 volts, that ensures the seamless operation. Can climb hills that up to 35-40 degrees.
The maximum control range with the new HC-12 serial communication module is 1.8-1 kilometers if the controllers can see each other. That’s insane! Of course the WiFi FPV’s range is only around 45-50 meters, but the HC-12 ensures a very stable communication.
For full details on the Arduino FPV virtual reality controlled tracked robot jump over to the Instructables website via the link below for full instructions on how to build your very own.
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