Control An RC Car With PS3 Control Pad

March 15, 2013

Yash Savani aka codingAssassin has released code to control an RC Car using a PS3 controller, here is a quote from the source:

In this project I have provided the necessary code to control an RC Car using a standard Sixaxis, Dualshock 3, PS3 controller. If you haven’t already make sure you see the tutorial on how to get started at

PS3 Controller to Computer
The PS3 controller communicates with the computer using Bluetooth. The Processing code running on the computer, hacks this Bluetooth connection using the procontroll library ( The data from the BT connection is then processed and the processed data is sent via a serial USB using the UART protocol to an Arduino. This Arduino is the base transmitter.

Here is a video of the mod in action:


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