In this tutorial, we will use Osoyoo Smart DIY kit to make a simple remote controlled smart car. Once the car installation is completed, we will use a Infrared Remote to control the car movements including go forward, go back, left turn and right turn.
Step 1: Install the smart car basic frame work as per Smart Car Lesson 1 . If you have already completed installation in Lesson 1 , just keep it as is.
Step 2: Add an IR receiver module onto the car. Install the IR receiver module with M2.5*10 screws and nuts, washers at the front of upper chassis.
Step 3: Connect the S pin in IR receiver to D3 pin in UNO board, GND to GND, VCC to 5V, as the following photo (Remember : DO NOT remove any existing wires installed in Lesson 1 ) :
Step 1: Install latest Arduino IDE (If you have Arduino IDE version after 1.1.16, please skip this step)
Download Arduino IDE from https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software?setlang=en , then install the software.
Step 2: Install IRremote library into Arduino IDE (If you have already installed IRremote library, please skip this step)
Download IRremote library from http://osoyoo.com/wp-content/uploads/samplecode/IRremote.zip, then import the library into Arduino IDE(Open Arduino IDE-> click Sketch->Include Library->Add .Zip Library)
Step 3: Download Lesson 2 IRremote smart car sample code fromhttp://osoyoo.com/driver/smartcar-lesson2.zip and unzip the download zip file smartcar-lesson2.zip, you will see a folder called smartcar-lesson2.
Step 4: Connect UNO R3 board to PC with USB cable, Open Arduino IDE -> click file -> click Open -> choose code “smartcar-lesson2.ino” in smartcar-lesson2 folder, load the code into arduino.
Step 5: Choose corresponding board and port for your project,upload the sketch to the board.