Project:
Mini
Control

A mind and Apple Watch controlled toy car

Context

Elective: Physical Interaction
Student Project

Team

Maximilian Brandl

Supervised by 
Prof. Claudius Coenen

Buzzwords

Brain-Computer-Interface, Apple Watch, iOS App, Connected Things

The idea was to take an old remote controlled toy car and rebuild it so that I could control it via an API with my Apple Watch. A scene from the James Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies inspired this idea. Here Bond is controlling a BMW 750 series with his "smartphone".

I wanted to build the whole thing API-based, so that I could not only make it controllable via the Apple Watch, but also leave other possibilities of control open. For example with the Brain-Computer-Interface framework which I developed in parallel.

I also wanted to have a video transmission to remote control the car, like in the James Bond sequence.

Prototype