IPhone controlled Arduino-based Tank via WiFi, xBees & Processing

The Arduino based tank is controlled with the TouchOSC app for the iPhone to send OpenSoundControl signals to Processing which translates the signals to serial and sends it out via usb to an xBee module…which in turn get’s picked up by another xBee module on the Arduino Tank. The Arduino tank is using an Ardumoto motor driver shield and has a LiPoly battery charger connected to a solar panel for easy charging.

For more information and all the Source Code, check www.ProjectAllusion.com

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25 responses to “IPhone controlled Arduino-based Tank via WiFi, xBees & Processing”

  1. 11myedu Avatar
    11myedu

    We can put a webcam?
    We can put a webcam?

  2. koviack Avatar
    koviack

    HEY I NEED TO BUILD …
    HEY I NEED TO BUILD ONE OF THESE TO CARRY MY TRASHBINS TO THE CURB CAUSE IM A LAZY AMERICAN

  3. sparkfun Avatar
    sparkfun

    @sciencefreak2402 …
    @sciencefreak2402 the iPhone app is called TouchOSC, I didn’t write it, but I really like how easy it is to build your own GUI in it and the fact that it uses OSC. It’s fairly customizable and works for most things, but obviously not everything since you are limited by their GUI elements.

  4. tekkentool Avatar
    tekkentool

    @sciencefreak2402 …
    @sciencefreak2402 I’m not him but i can explain, Touchosc is an app usually used for controlling synthesizers it’s on the app store, it lets you create a UI to send controlling data to software synthesizers. In this case though, he is converting the OpenSound controls to serial data the arduino can understand on his compute, and this data is then sent along wireless Xbee modules to control the tank.

  5. sciencefreak2402 Avatar
    sciencefreak2402

    did you program the …
    did you program the app or did you download it? is it open source?

  6. follypolyhymniahcp Avatar
    follypolyhymniahcp

    USAiTunesGiftCards …
    USAiTunesGiftCards . COM Says it all !

  7. mgua00 Avatar
    mgua00

    Great!
    Great!

  8. billysgeo Avatar
    billysgeo

    Really great!
    Is …

    Really great!
    Is the sketch code available?
    Would it be possible to interface directly to the “tank” via a ether-shield and a wifi adapter?

  9. msthang829 Avatar
    msthang829

    @oybeans2
    Me to, I …

    @oybeans2
    Me to, I skipped the 3gs update from my 3g, just have a feeling that it will be worth the wait
    Lots of ppl watchin’ this video won’t be able to afford the iPhone 4g, it’s just going to cost alot
    However I learned on Apples facebook page Monday they are giving away a few thousand iPhone 4gs. Oh and, this is the link to Apples iPhone 4g giveaway page … just copy and paste
    way?com/iphone4gfree81
    Also, the sign up pass code for the second page is FACEBOOK4565

  10. el3basi Avatar
    el3basi

    great work
    great work

  11. exkalybur Avatar
    exkalybur

    excellent …
    excellent demonstration, it can be used in many propose. it mixed with specials thinks can safe de word. imagine using bots in agriculture. plant seeds or beans

  12. Shaffooo Avatar
    Shaffooo

    Hey dude, I cant …
    Hey dude, I cant understand how are you sending signals from the TouchOSC to the robot? Can you explain the flow of commands from the IPhone to Robot? Thanks!

  13. joshyuk13 Avatar
    joshyuk13

    y hav u put the …
    y hav u put the solar panel on the bottom the sun is up

  14. tauruslay Avatar
    tauruslay

    hello guy i like …
    hello guy i like this tank to play. Do u want to sell this tank to me. I wanna play. Another 1 thing , this car can run only during same wifi?
    Is it really like that?

  15. pjetrs Avatar
    pjetrs

    it already worked …
    it already worked when i installed the newest version of touchosc
    but thanks 🙂

  16. sparkfun Avatar
    sparkfun

    @pjetrs in the …
    @pjetrs in the touchosc app click info->layout and then Add will be at the top.

  17. jenykord33 Avatar
    jenykord33

    FINALLY!!! i …
    FINALLY!!! i unlocked my iphone , now i can use any gsm network worldwide , i unlocked my iphone using unlock-iphone . org , it was really easy , i recommend

  18. pjetrs Avatar
    pjetrs

    could someone help …
    could someone help me? I am running this app perfectly with Ableton 7 on Vista. But when i make my own layout with the editor i cant sync it to my ipod. No “add” option appears on my ipod.

  19. sparkfun Avatar
    sparkfun

    @mrmouseboy2 it’s …
    @mrmouseboy2 it’s called TouchOSC

  20. cruxphotography Avatar
    cruxphotography

    thanks, feel free …
    thanks, feel free to modify the code and create your own bot. I’d love to see what other people are working on.

  21. cruxphotography Avatar
    cruxphotography

    thanks.
    thanks.

  22. caturn88 Avatar
    caturn88

    Good UI for …
    Good UI for controls!

  23. cruxphotography Avatar
    cruxphotography

    @jigglesnap yeah, …
    @jigglesnap yeah, but using a simple cheap-o remote wouldn’t have been as cool, or fun.

  24. vegaforce Avatar
    vegaforce

    very cool work man. …
    very cool work man…
    do you have a site where we can check diagrams and code of program, if possible?
    Cheers!

  25. lordmccardle Avatar
    lordmccardle

    Superb. Nice skills …
    Superb. Nice skills dude

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