Car with Smartphone attachment
Remote Controller with Tablet
Front Side of Car with Smartphone Attachment
We wanted to create a device that would be able to send a live feed to a homemade tablet. We basically wanted our own drone but at a cheaper cost.
What it does
It takes a live video feed and broadcasts it into the raspberry pi tablet. After finishing broadcast, one can save it to their Ustream account.
How we built it
We used a 7" touch screen attached to a raspberry pi 3. We installed Ubuntu on it as a base software. Then we programmed the software using HTML to stream the video feed live. After that, we dismantled an RC car and tried to set up a remote controller.
Challenges we ran into
The RC controller wiring didn't allow 5V input. The problem would be that it would burn out. We would need 3.3V coming out of microcontroller. Their is still a video lag problem, but this may be due to the internet speed.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We actually built a drone prototype without a casing that works!
What we learned
We learned how play with circuits.
What's next for CamDroid
Create an outer shell and provide information of environment that is being filmed. Also, fix the lag problem.