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Wifi Tank - 2013

This small rover allows you to become a sci-fi scientist exploring the undiscovered under your bed... or in the kitchen? Anywhere, where is a Wi-Fi signal.

IP camera is streaming video and sound to your computer and although it doesn't move fast, it can ride over small obstacles, like door thresholds, cables, carpets... Sadly, spying someone is not an option. It's quite loud and, well... noticable!

Wifi Tank

You can control Wifi Tank from any common web browser on a computer. Controls are, however, optimized for a keyboard, so mobile phones can connect and watch the video stream but are unable to control the vehicle.

Wifi Tank - user interface

Wifi Tank is constructed from Foscam FI8918W IP Camera with my own firmware, old radio-controlled tank and it's control board, logic board with Attiny2313, power board, Li-Pol battery and Li-Pol battery low voltage monitor.

Everything is connected approximately like this:

Wifi Tank - schema

Dissassembled Wifi Tank:

Wifi Tank - all parts

And almost completed Wifi Tank. Not much free space left...

Wifi Tank - inside

Wifi Tank was a really nice project and surprisingly it wasn't that difficult to build. I have even managed to be second in the final of Czech electrotechnic contest, where I have presented it.

If you want to look at my edited version of firmware in the Foscam FI8918W IP Camera, you can do so here.