Here's a fun hack that shows you how to make a wifi-controlled robot using an Asus EEE PC. You can see, move, speak and hear from anywhere in the world using internet connections or connect directly to your robot setting up Ad Hoc wireless network.
It's equipped of four motors and gearboxes with a mechanism for a direction and speed control. Robot can also control one servo motor. It have 6 digital inputs and 4 digital outputs useful to attach an auxillary equipment like infrared, ultrasonic, position and contact sensors.
Without buy Asus EEE PC and the four tyres total project cost is approximately of 60 dollars.
In order to control motors is necessary write your own routines. Don't worry it's very easily!
You can use a set of functions that can be called from your own programs (Visual Basic, C, C++ etc...).
Click here and download the tutorial file to your local computer! All information is distributed for free but if you want to express your appreciation is appreciated and accepted donations.