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    Arduino Uno RC Remote - Can It Be Done?

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    Can you build an RC remote controller with just an Arduino Uno and a random Wifi module? That is the question this project video answers! Clem got visited by his friend Goofy who is driving RC crawlers in a local trophy series and tasks him with improving his current controller by adding more analog channels and open firmware to allow competitors to freely mod their systems. Clem only uses parts commonly found in a makers workshop such as an Arduino Uno, shift registers  and some wifi modules to build an RC system from scratch. While it works, he cuts some corners to get latency down, and shows you how to get different microcontrollers to talk to each other over UART and WiFi.


    Supplemental Content:



    Bill of Material:


    Product NameManufacturerQuantityBuy KitBuy Kit
    MULTICOMP PRO Toggle Switch, On-On, SPDT, Non Illuminated, 2M Series, Through Hole, 100 mAMULTICOMP PRO8Buy NowBuy Now
    TT ELECTRONICS / BI TECHNOLOGIES Rotary Potentiometer, 10 kohm, 1 Turns, Linear, 200 mW, ± 20%, P160 SeriesTT ELECTRONICS / BI TECHNOLOGIES4Buy NowBuy Now
    NEXPERIA Shift Register, HC Family, 74HC165, Parallel to Serial, 1 Element, 8 bit, SOIC, 16 PinsNEXPERIA3Buy NowBuy Now
    NEXPERIA Shift Register, 74HC595, Serial to Parallel, Serial to Serial, 1 Element, 8 bit, SOIC, 16 PinsNEXPERIA2Buy NowBuy Now
    DURATOOL Spring Set, Compressed & Extending, Assorted, 200 PiecesDURATOOL1Buy NowBuy Now
    DURATOOL Desoldering Wire, Black, 2.5 mm Width, 1.5 m LengthDURATOOL1Buy NowBuy Now
    ON SEMICONDUCTOR Linear Voltage Regulator, Fixed, 5.0 V to 18 V In, 5.0 V / 1 A Out, DPAK-3ON SEMICONDUCTOR2Buy NowBuy Now
    TEXAS INSTRUMENTS Linear Voltage Regulator, Fixed, 4.75V To 26V In, 3.3V And 400mA Out, SOT-223-4TEXAS INSTRUMENTS2Buy NowBuy Now
    MICROCHIP 8 Bit Microcontroller, AVR ATmega Family ATmega328 Series Microcontrollers, 20 MHz, 1 KB, 32 KBMICROCHIP2Buy NowBuy Now
    MULTICOMP PRO LED, Inbuilt Resistor, 5V, Red, Through Hole, T-1 3/4 (5mm), 10 mA, 2.1 V, 650 nmMULTICOMP PRO8Buy NowBuy Now
    MULTICOMP 3D Printer Filament, 1.75mm Dia, Blue, PLA, 1 kgMULTICOMP1Buy NowBuy Now
    C & K COMPONENTS DIP / SIP Switch, 8 Circuits, Raised Slide, Through Hole, SPST-NO, 5 V, 100 mAC & K COMPONENTS1Buy NowBuy Now
    MULTICOMP Tactile Switch, MCDTS-6 Series, Top Actuated, Through Hole, Round Button, 160 gf, 50mA at 12VDCMULTICOMP8Buy NowBuy Now
    MIDAS Graphic OLED, 48 x 64 Pixels, White on Black, 3V, I2C, 15.9mm x 27mm, -40 °CMIDAS1Buy NowBuy Now


    Additional Parts:


    Product Name

    RC car wheel as steering wheel

    RC Car  ( Cars used in the Epsiode: modded Reely Bulldog/Rockdog / AMR Mini Scud with Mini Cooper Body)

    ESP8266 modules (ESP-01S) or any other wifi module