Vexplorer computer control


[kernsy] sent in this nice little PICAXE based hack to provide computer control of a VExpolorer kit robot. The PICAXE takes serial commands and outputs the pulse commands normally generated by the controls directly to the RF chipset in the remote.

Comments

  1. Casey Banner says:

    I did something similar to this. I hacked an RC controller transmitter/reciever pair to transmit rs232 signals at low baud rates. Basically just useing the rf chip, cutting it out of the circuit. It was a little noisy though.

  2. mike says:

    I did something somewhat similar to casey’s project. I had an old dos machine with qbasic and chopped up a parallel cable and hooked it into the radio for a cheapy r/c car with some 2n2222 transistors. Then I could write a program to drive the car automatically.

  3. MacGyver says:

    I did something somewhat fairly similar to casey’s project. I had an old paper clip with ridges, and a few rubber bands, and attached them to a straw. I then used this to program my old clock radio to run linux. After modifying the radio drivers to transmit, instead of receive, I had my jeep cherokee picking up milk and eggs for me at the local market in no time.

  4. kersny says:

    Yeah!!! I submitted a hack and it got to the front page!!! w00t. I’m so excited!!

  5. MAXdaddy says:

    Macguyver-

    some people need hobbies.

  6. Squeakyneb says:

    macguyver-
    Linux on a clock radio?!?!?! cool, can you show us how?

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