June 06, 2013

Beginning Arduino-based traction control for RC cars

 Duane over at the RCArduino blog has started another in what looks like a fascinating series of articles about adding traction control to remote-control cars with an Arduino. In the first instalment, he explains what's required with the sketch, efficient coding in case of simultaneous interrupt requirements, and explains how interrupts are used to report wheel rotations and thus detect if something isn't quite right. From that point the Arduino can correct for the loss of traction. For more check out the first video below:

Amazing what can be done with a small Arduino board and some clever code - so head over to Duane's blog for more information. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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