Using a little Arduino wizardry Blair Kelly has been able to kit out a remote control mini car with force feedback control capabilities and a driving view perspective. Using a camera streaming the images over Wifi directly to your HDTV, watch the video after the jump to see it in action.
The remote control mini car can easily be configured to be controlled by a wide range of devices from a standard PS3 handset to a G27 driving wheel.
Using a moveable camera the system allows you to look out of both side windows as well as the front window, giving you real point-of-view from inside the car, and feeling of driving.
Arduino Wifly Mini is a remotely operated vehicle that communicates over a WiFi network, can be controlled with an XBOX 360 or PS3 controller, or G27 steering wheel, or any other controller that can be manipulated with Processing’s ProControll library, and features force-feedback and a first-person view. Presently only the G27 wheel and a Logitech F510 controller rumble properly with force-feedback.
If you fancy building your very own remote controlled vehicle complete with camera and force feedback, Blair has written detailed instructions which cane found over on his website. If you liked this you might also be interested in building an Arduino wind speed meter which offers an easy way to start tracking wind speed using an Arduino Uno.
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