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Bluetooth Remote Controlled Car

Updated on April 17, 2007

Remember that scene from the first Back to the Future movie when Doc Brown reveals the now-iconic time-traveling DeLorean? As noble as Doc was, he was not above animal testing as he used his dog, Einstein, to test it out. Apparently, he decided not to teach his shaggy dog to drive, so he had a remote control hooked up to the car.

Do you remember how big and bulky that thing was? I suppose it was meant to be a bigger version of the controls for toy remote control cars from that mid-eighties era. Still, I remember thinking how cool it would be to have one of those. Even Marty McFly was impressed by having a remote control car that was actually a car.

Well, as it turns out, you can have that now, and on a smaller controller. Some guys actually figured out how to remotely control an automobile via Bluetooth, and drive it on controls via their cellphone. Commands are as simple as steering, brake and gas, which is really all you need, honestly. Unless you want Doc Brown's complex controls, which actually had the parking brake. I couldn't help but think of old Doc Brown saying: "When this thing gets up to 88 miles per hour, you're going to see some serious (bleep)"

And believe me, I could think of some serious (bleep) to do with this car. Sort of reminds me of that one James Bond movie, what was it? Oh yeah, Tomorrow Never Dies. That was a pretty bad one, with a completely nonsensical title. I mean, what the heck does Tomorrow Never Dies mean? There was that cool car chase scene where James Bond gives a whole new meaning to the word "back seat driver" as he evades gunmen in a parking lot with his cellphone-controlled car. By the way, Bond mastered the cellphone controls of that car after one meeting with Q.

But all movies aside, is there any use for a Bluetooth controlled car? Heck yeah. I don't know about you, but sometimes I have trouble parallel parking my car. It would be a lot easier if I was on the outside, where I could see the space I had to work with, rather than trusting by faith that I can fit in between the bumpers of the car in front and in back of me.

But who am I kidding? There is no way the government would allow me to have one of these things. Not after 9/11, where airplanes were used as weapons. Can you imagine what destruction a terrorist could do with a car that he wouldn't have to sacrifice himself in?

So kudos to these guys for inventing something that everyone wants, but unfortunately, we probably won't get a chance to have it. Oh well, maybe someday we can have demolition derbies with our Bluetooth controlled cars. It would be expensive, but thrilling, and no one would get hurt.


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      6 years ago

      it is awsome

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      Jenelle Ann 

      7 years ago

      I am looking for a code source that will help me connect my cell phone to my remote control car via bluetooth. i am using J2ME, for my cell phone... Please need help.. Please email me at:

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      8 years ago

      i am an electronic engineering student and my project is accelerometer mobile based car controlling and navigation with bule tooth communication ......i need ur support will u help me ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,my id is

      my cntct no is +923422131196

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      8 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC

      Wow, that is unreal - and So Cool! And you wrote this awhile back too! Who could have imagined it! Great hub!

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      9 years ago


      any help will be really appreciable.

      thanks in advance

      shohaib hassan.


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      the four 

      10 years ago

      i want j2me code for an application in which a key press on my mobile is recognised by a bluetooth enabled desktop. suppose i pressed number 1 on my mobile phone, the computer should indicate it on the monitor. i have a java and bluetooth enabled mobile phone. do i need to install any software in my pc besides the jdk(netnbeans).. help me get started...


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