Weakly Tidbit – Arduino Remote Control

Arduino remote control interface.

Arduino remote control interface.

So welcome back to the new year. To start of the blog for 2014 this weeks TidBit will be a little bit of news from this blog. So, introducing the Arduino remote control. For some time I have been looking for a nice simple and universal way to give remote input to my Arduino controlled robots and vehicles.

So far I have not found anything that really satisfies what I am looking for, and from what I see on the forums, the feeling is mutual for many others. This is why I am releasing an a free app on the stores to allow anyone with a network connected arduino to access the full power of the remote control connected over wifi or 3g/4g (even from the other side of the world over the internet!). What defines this as a universal remote is the fact the it is customised by the code running on your Arduino. Its plug and play! Because of this you can have multiple Arduino’s with different code, and always have the correct layout for that project.

The first revision due to be released with in the next two weeks will look very similar to the image above. This revision includes two joypads allowing two directional outputs each. And another four buttons that can be customised with unique names and ether single press or toggle functionality from with in the arduino code. Accompanying this release will be the companion arduino library that will help you create the server  on your Arduino’s that will understand the commands form the arduino remote control.  With this release you will have the ability to take your projects to the next level and truly start to be abel to control your arduino projects from your mobile devices over wifi.

If you like this project and have any ideas or thoughts that you would like to see in this or future revisions, please leave them in the comment sanction bellow. And if you would like to stay up to date with this project please real free to sign up to the blog update email list on the top right hand side of this page.

About the author

Storm Saich Storm Saich is an avid gamer and pursuer of interesting electronic projects. He is currently studying a degree in games and interactive design. You can find him on .

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