radio controlled hummer with xbox 360 controller

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Metalic soulja, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Metalic soulja

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    Mar 29, 2009
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    Hey guys,
    I am building a radio controlled hummer at about 1:4 scale if i remember correctly (1014mm X 390mm). So far i have the chassis cut out but that is about it. I want to use an xbox 360 controller to control it with a pc xbox wireless receiver which will plug into a laptop onboard the car. It then needs to be programmed to run the motor (or motors as ill probably have 2), lighting, audio and possibly the movement of a camera and a screen. I am looking at a microcontroller called the motor-bee (http://www.pc-control.co.uk/motorbee_info.htm) and another called the maxi-bee (http://www.pc-control.co.uk/maxibee_info.htm). If i could i would also like to be able to control it with an ipod touch (wifi). Is this the way i should do it? are there cheaper or better ways? anything else you think i could add?
    Any help, suggestions or criticism is greatfull :D
    thanks
     
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