Micro RC Car & IoT Update Manager

Summary of my bookmarked videos and Github repositories from Oct 28th, 2020


  • 【DIY】How to make 1:150 micro RC Car

    This video demonstrates how to modify the TOMYTEC "THE Car Collection" 1/150 TOYOTA CROWN to function with a remote control. The car is controlled using a custom-made infrared remote control, and the remote control format is proprietary. The car is powered by a lithium polymer battery, and the motors are modified by removing the weights of the vibration motors. To program the microcontroller (ATtiny1616) used in the car, you need ATMEL STUDIO 7 or later and a device with UPDI support. The video covers the process of making tires, steering, rear wheels, steering servo, electronics parts, programming, and concludes with a test run.

Github repositories

  • mendersoftware/mender

    Mender is an open-source over-the-air (OTA) update manager designed for IoT and embedded Linux devices. It offers centralized software deployment management with features like dynamic grouping, phased deployments, and delta updates. Mender supports various functionalities such as remote terminal access, file transfer, and device configuration. It integrates with Azure IoT Hub and AWS IoT core. The goal of Mender is to provide a robust and easy-to-use updater for embedded Linux devices, ensuring atomic image-based deployments and offering rollback capabilities. It offers both an enterprise-grade OTA solution and an open-source option for smart device updates.