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The Autonomous Drifter

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:15 pm
by ThePyroElectro
The Autonomous Drifter

The autonomous drifter is an rc car with a modified transmitter that allows a computer to control it via the serial port. It has both manual and autonomous control using the keyboard.



Questions & Comments?

drifter problem

Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:11 am
by simonwai
hi
i read that drifter project
about the vb script, i copied and pasted in a notepad and saved it correctly
and double clicked on it , but nothing happened but why?
also i wanna use hyperterminal to send date to the serial port
but what should I send to remote the car?
Sorry I am not good in electronics, but I really want to learn more
Please clear my doubts
Thanks so much in advance

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:02 pm
by ThePyroElectro
Hi Simonwai,
If you've saved it correctly "test.vbs" then the icon should change from a notepad (txt) file: Image
to a script file: Image

I only tested on Windows XP, so I don't know if it'll work on other versions.

You can use hyper terminal to send data serially but the setup takes a bit longer than with the program I offered. I'd recommend using mine over hyper terminal.

If you have more questions, just ask :!:
:D

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:40 pm
by nite
nice project. i made something similar with a pc, parallel output, relais and a dos based c programm back in the school

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:52 am
by Captain_Crunch
That is very cool!

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:46 pm
by ThePyroElectro
:D not terribly hard to make either.

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:10 am
by jsn8610
Hi...i'm quite confusing...
i'm using window xp
after i save as "my_script.vbs"..i double click it, there's nothing happen..

so i wonder..what is the function for "my_script.vbs"?

What is the function for <good_terminal.exe> software after i install?
izit it got relate to "my_script.vbs"?

Re: The Autonomous Drifter

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:11 am
by jsn8610
Hi...i'm quite confusing...
i'm using window xp
after i save as "my_script.vbs"..i double click it, there's nothing happen..

so i wonder..what is the function for "my_script.vbs"?

What is the function for <good_terminal.exe> software after i install?
izit it got relate to "my_script.vbs"?
:lol:

any information given are very helpful for me.
Thanks!!

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:06 am
by ThePyroElectro
The .vbs file was simply meant to press keyboard keys programmatically into the good_terminal.exe program. This would then control the car with a premade selection of how it should drive. No software/hardware drivers necessary.

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:25 pm
by shuram
nice project. i made something similar with a pc, parallel output, relais and a dos based c programm back in the school:)

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:54 pm
by ThePyroElectro
Hi Shuram,

Sounds cool!

Have you got any pictures/schematics/source coude you could share with us?