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Arduino and Kinect Projects: Design, Build, Blow Their Minds by Przemek Jaworski, Ciriaco Castro Díez, Enrique Ramos Melgar

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C H A P T E R  9

Kinect Remote-Controlled Vehicles

by Ciriaco Castro

In Chapter 5, you learned how to hack a remote control in order to control different devices via your body movements. In this chapter, you are going a step further in the control of devices by hacking an RC vehicle's electronics. You're going to use a RC car, but the same logic can be applied to any RC vehicle (helicopter, boat, etc.).

You are going to learn how to use an H-Bridge to control motors. Using the Kinect, you are going to produce an easy interface that connects body movements with the vehicle's movements (Figure 9-1) and you'll apply what you learned from the XBee technology to do it wirelessly. Finally, you are going to create an automated routine that will avoid ...

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