In this recipe we will tinker with a small remote-controlled car. Instead of the remote control buttons we will use Flash and Wiring to control the car.
We highly recommend that you take an opportunistic approach when it comes to electronics. Many times you can find the same electronic unit that you want to build inside an existing unit such as a toy or some other ‘off the shelf’ product.
Remote control, wireless, RF, tinkering, hacking, toys,
Tinkering with a remote-controlled toy car using
What you will learn
How to modify a simple electronic toy in order to be able to control it from Flash through Wiring.
New concepts introduced in this recipe
Understanding the basics of tinkering with ready-made electronic units
Using optocouplers to interact with ready-made electronic units (the toy car)
Using proto-boards and soldering
Using “off the shelf” chips (4N35)