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Weekend project- DIY TV remote controlled car

Its pretty cool that we can control many appliances in our home wirelessly through IR systems. Perhaps is that all ? In this blog, ill be sharing an interesting use of the TV remote other than its conventional use of controlling the TV. 
So, you can make your own TV remote controlled car by following the video and the resources.
1.The video

2. The circuit diagram

3. Link for the IR remote library.

4. List of main parts

An Arduino Uno,DC motor shafts,L293x motor driver,TSOP 1738 IR receiver,9V battery,Jumper wires( of-course)

5. And of-course the code for the arduino

// Written and debugged by Siddharth Kothari,
#include <IRremote.h>
int leftmotora=8;
int leftmotorb=9;
int rightmotora=10;
int rightmotorb=12;

int RECV_PIN = 11;

IRrecv irrecv(RECV_PIN);

decode_results results;

void setup(){
  irrecv.enableIRIn(); // start the receiver

  pinMode (11, INPUT); //pin 11 connects to the IR rec…

Born to Compete?

" As soon as you're born, they make you feel small,
   By giving you no time, instead of it all,    and the pain is so deep that you feel nothing at all"  No kiddo, it's not your fault, it's in the atmosphere. The race is unidirectional aimed at engineering. India has been successful in breaking previous records of rat races. The concept now targets traditional mindsets having the philosophy of science being superior to arts related subjects. Globally the equality of subjects is understood perhaps, not in all parts of India. With the increase in the no. of applicants giving JEE, an exam common for all Indian engineering institutes, coaching classes for the same have come up. The story doesn't end here, the coaching classes have their own entrance exams. Now the animal has a tail as well, there are separate tuitions to crack the exams of the coaching classes that help you crack, the Joint Entrance Examination. This makes climbing the ladder, even harder. But thats…