How to make a Bluetooth control 4WD car
Hello guys, Welcome back to my SriTu Hobby blog. Today we are going to talk about how to make a Bluetooth control 4WD car. For this, we mainly need Bluetooth technology. Today we are using a Bluetooth module for our project. You can control this car through your smartphone. For that, we need a small app. We’ll talk about that later. What is Bluetooth? How does it work? I have given you a complete description of this in a previous article. If you want you can read that article from this link. Read me.
Next, we need the power to move this car. For this, I am using 4 gear motors. This is why we can call this car a 4WD (Four-wheel) car. The next question we have is how to control these four gear motors through an Arduino board. Of course, we can’t do this directly through the Arduino board. For this, we need the help of another device. That means we need a motor driver board. If you do not know what a motor driver board is, click on this link. Read me.
Now let’s see what other components are needed to create this smart car.
- Arduino Uno board x 1 — Amazon / Our Store
- Motor driver shield x 1 — Amazon / Our Store
- Bluetooth module x 1 — Banggood / Amazon
- Gear motor x 4 — Amazon / Our Store
- Robot wheels x 4 — Amazon / Our Store
- Dot board x 1 — Banggood / Amazon
- Li-ion battery x 2 — Banggood / Amazon
- Battery holder x 1. Amazon
- Jumper wires — Amazon / Our Store
OK, let’s do this project step by step.
First, identify these components.
Arduino Uno board.
Please use the Arduino Uno board for this project. Because this is good for this project.
Motor driver shield.
This component is used to control the four motors. Click this link for more details.
Click this link for more details.
Gear motors and wheels.
These components we want to move the robot car.
Next, we need a robot car chassis. For that, I use the dot board. But you can use any car chassis.
Li-ion battery and holder.
You can use any kind of power source. But remember to use a power source from 7.4 to 12 DC.
Use these jumper wires to connect the Bluetooth module to the motor driver shield.
First, attach the four gear motors to the dot board. For that, I used a glue gun. You can use any method.
Then, connect the motor drive shield to the Arduino board and attach it to the center of the dot board.
Next, connect these four motors to the motor driver shield. For that, use the circuit diagram below.