SmartCar-F1

£129.99

This chassis will enable you to build ‘Tesla’ projects

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Parts

  • 1 x ESP32 D1 R32 WiFi/BLE 4Mb Board
  • 1 x Motor/Servo Board Arduino v2
  • 1 x Multi-sensor Board
  • 2 x 5v DC Motor
  • 1 x s3003 Servo Motor
  • 1 x 18650 Rechargeable Battery
  • 1 x 18650 Battery Charger Board
  • 2 x Front Wheels
  • 2 x Rear Wheels
  • 1 x USB 3in1 Cable
  • 1 x Set of Acrylic Car Parts (Orange)
  • 1 x Set of nuts, bolts and standoffs
  • 1 x 5V Micro-USB power supply
  • 1 x Hobby Screwdriver

Construction

Construction Video

Headless Connection

This product is programmed and controlled over WiFi without the requirement for a monitor, keyboard and mouse (headless connection). To establish a headless connection please use the following procedure, and bear in mind you will only need to do this once!

Each controller is programmed to connect to WiFi using a hot-spot with the network name and a password. If you create a hot-spot before switching the product on it will connect to this hot-spot. You ca then use this to connection to establish a permanent connection to your own WiFi. However there is another requirement, in order to remotely access the controller you need to have a connection to the same WiFi.

To proceed you can establish the connection using either a Windows 10 laptop or an Android phone and any laptop.

Using a Windows 10 Laptop, go to the network settings and in the hot-spot settings enter:

network name: topacademy

password: 123456789

When your controller connects the IP Address that it has been given will be shown. Make a note of this address.

To connect to the controllers desktop operating system you will need an application called VNC, you can either download and install this or if you are using a Chrome browser just install a plugin – VNC viewer for Google Chrome.

Using either application, enter the IP Address and you will be prompted to enter a username and password, enter

username: pi

password: raspberry

Now you will be connected to the controllers desktop operating system. In the top right-hand corner there is a WiFi icon. If you click on it, it will list the available WiFi connections. Choose your personal WiFi and enter its SSID and password. The WiFi connection will switch from topacademy to your personal WiFi. You may loose your remote connection at this point, but that fine.

Now go to the hot-spot settings on your laptop and turn the hot-spot off. Then reboot/restart the controller.