Monthly Archives: June 2013

RC Car + XBee Remote

This is a quick update on my RC car and fully assembled XBee remote.

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The code:

Sumobot: https://github.com/jl452/super-saiyan/tree/master/Sumobot

Xbee Remote: https://github.com/jl452/super-saiyan/tree/master/XBee_Remote

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XBee Remote

Three month ago I bought myself an Arduino starter kit and started playing with a micro-controller for the first time in my life. It has been an amazing experience: I learned a lot about electronics, taught myself how to solder, and mostly importantly, realized the significance of electronics as a wonderful tool to bring ideas alive. To celebrate this special day, I decided to make a XBee remote control that I’ll use with my future robotics and gaming projects.

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As you can see, there is still a joystick missing from the remote. I just ordered the joystick yesterday on Sparkfun, and I’ll finish this project as soon as I get it next Monday.

As a matter of fact, I already built a simple RC car based on the sumobot from parallax. I’ll take some pictures of it tomorrow, and hopefully I’ll find a good place to shoot a video of me driving it with this XBee remote.

A New Design of The Arduino Piano

A new design of the Arduino piano using three 74HC165 shift registers, and with the arduino replaced by an atmega328p chip and a 16KHz resonator. Next step is to get some sine wave and sawtooth on it using a 12bit DAC.

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