This is my first attempt to make a custom remote controller, and also my first customized Arduino.
After seeing this post made by ObbBot I wanted to try to make one myself.

I figured that if I purchase one remote controller it would be cheaper than buying two of these and paying shipment to Portugal.

So, ripping the guts from a game remote controller I get two joysticks, a couple of buttons, two nice motors and one small lcd.

Each joystick have one button inside wich is cool :slight_smile:

Now I have more control over my bots, specially the ones with two motors… will post videos later.




no comments on this one :-)

Could I get a model number on that xbee modual?

Looks like Gui used

Looks like Gui used LadyAda’s XBee adapter, to bring the narrow pins of the XBee out to normal 0.1 spaced, and maybe add RS232 levels.

Those XBee Pros can send/rec for about a mile line of sight.

Yes I´m using Ladyada´s
Yes I´m using Ladyada´s adapter, its very good and simple to use and already saved me from burning the xbee module because I connected the power and ground backwards… :slight_smile:

Consider more inputs; see
Consider more inputs; see here:

in the front of the
in the front of the joysticks I have some space left to add two more button and perhaps another joystick :slight_smile:

added a walkthrough to build

added a walkthrough to build the GRemote: ZIP FILE HERE