Our collegiate students maintain our future of their palms, so it’s at all times good to see them apply themselves to tasks like WiDrive, a remote-controlled, camera-mounted automotive that may be pushed within the first individual utilizing an iPhone and a pair of VR glasses.
Constructed by a Bournemouth College (that’s within the UK) pupil attempting to “do one thing fully completely different in an try to not bore the f*ck out of my lecturers and inject some pleasure into their lives,” the automotive could be managed over any WiFi connection (therefore the title) and transmits each audio and visible again to the driving force’s goggles. Instructions are issued by way of an on-board Arduino chip programmed to course of instructions from the iPhone.
As you’ll see beneath, the connection between the digicam and the VR glasses was a bit spotty, inflicting the take a look at driver a little bit of hassle, however the accelerometer-based steering seems to be fairly responsive. For extra particulars on the programming and perils of such a DIY endeavor, see WiDrive.co.uk.