Yes, we like to play first of all
We have been at Hackitalyday 2 weeks ago and we decided to work on the interesting Microsoft Kinect. The goal was to create something to be remotely controlled by body movement…..
Well, why not a car! We bought a RC car, we destroyed all the electronic inside and we putted Flyport Wi-Fi module connected to the Motor and to the Steering, using PWM outputs and some drivers.
We easily developed a firmware using openPICUS IDE to receive commands over Wi-Fi. In the video you see the Car with Flyport onboard, the Kinect sensor and PC. Everything is connected on the Lab Wi-Fi network and we are able to drive the car using body movement.
We can increase/decrease the speed, change direction and turn.
Do you have other ideas? Maybe a quadcopter? Tip us!