This Tank Is Powered By Raspberry Pi

This remote-controlled Heng Long Tiger tank doesn't exactly pack a lot of firepower, but it's the smartest toy tank this side of the Western Front, after its owner hacked it apart and rebuilt it with a Raspberry Pi computer for a brain.

The tiny war machine still takes its orders from the traditional remote control unit, but it's been enhanced to receive SSH commands over Wi-Fi that in the demo video above, are being sent from what looks like an HTC Flyer down to the Raspberry Pi.

I don't know what to be more amazed about: the tank or the fact that someone still uses an HTC Flyer. I kid, I kid. [Hack A Day]


Comments

    Looks awesome and I love the Pi, but wow that was a pretty boring video.

      Truth be told, it was the first time I'd ever attempted stitching video files together. It could probably have done with being about 5 minutes shorter!

    Dalek evolution takes one step closer to the total destruction of mankind.

    If anyone's interested, here's the second video showing the web interface and streaming video working.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG4ECNY9rmA

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