July 03, 2014

Build an Android-controlled Tank Robot with Arduino

Although the thought of such a project may seem complex, when you break it down into small parts it is quite easy. This is exactly what Instructables user Angelo ASCAS has done with his Arduino-powered tank robot. By using a large chassis and tank track system there's plenty of room for expansion as well, including an IP camera that broadcasts live images back to a PC and larger batteries for extended run time.

The remote control is via a custom Android app however it's just sending serial commands over a Bluetooth link so you can either create your own Android App or a hardware-based solution with another Arduino. The results of this project are excellent and shown in the following video:

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