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Old 10-10-2014, 06:43 PM
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I have designed a WiFi receiver for RC cars! Simply connect the receiver like you would any other receiver, turn on the car and a hotspot comes up. Connect to it with your computer and you can control it with any basic controller with free provided software. There are 5 motor connections on the receiver. All you do is link a motor to an axis and you are off and running. Additionally I am working on getting an app developed as well. That's not all, the receiver also has analog sensor inputs!

Project
The project is more than just the product though. Since this receiver essentially upgrades the RC vehicle to a full robot, we want to launch super low costs competitions that are strategic, competitive, and team based, such as capture the flag, king of the hill, racing, driving without vision other aspects! We will also be hosting 3D models for add-on's that are 3D printer ready so you can print and design your own parts for cheap, but want to encourage anyone to come up with their own designs since 3D printers make it so easy!

Kickstarter
To get this product started we need your help! We will be hoping to crowdfund this whole project on kickstarter starting October 17. Signup on my website to get informed of our launch, or just look for Byrds RC Radix Board on kickstarter after.

3D Models Demo
We now have a demo of what a 3D printable add-on would look like for our project that you can download and print for cheap to effectively compete. The current model is for a Losi Night Crawler

https://grabcad.com/library/radix-ro.../files#
and find the file named "Robot Arm Rev4.SLDASM" and click the "3D View". Click the "Explode" Button when it pops up. Its interactive so you can get a good idea if its the one you want before you download it and take it to the 3D printer.

Also see:
https://sketchfab.com/models/4eac3c9...9ee095656e6f76

Some sample photos are attached

The product demo is here:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/n...roduct_id=5318

Check out Byrdsrc.comand feel free to contact me! and Remember this project can't succeed without your help! Thanks!

P.S. We have been working on the game design for quit sometime, but we would love input from the community on aspects that would be fun!
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Old 10-21-2014, 12:51 PM
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This project is now live on kickstarter! If you want to see epic competitions and a WiFi receiver and 3D printable addons for RC please help sponsor this project!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...eceiver-for-rc
Old 10-21-2014, 05:03 PM
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If it wasn't so dang pricy, I'd go for it.
Old 10-21-2014, 05:49 PM
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Hey Collector1231,
We tried to look at every different angle to get the price as low as possible. The biggest complaint that people had about WiFi Receivers in general is the lag. So when we wanted to create a product that was legitimately capable of high end competition we had to put technology in that board that was on par with gaming ping which was very challenging. Additionally since we didn't want to compromise high quality sensor input that that could actually be effective in real time competition that brought up the price as well.

When I started this project I was deciding on if I was going to design something that was extremely low cost that the general public could enjoy, or legitimate hardware that could be effective in a competition and I decided on the ladder.

Anyway thanks for the feedback and I am glade you liked the project!!

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