Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Joker Racer: Drive R/C Cars With Your Web Browser or iPhone

 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  November 8, 2009


Joker Racer is a new service which lets you race remote-control cars from across the internet.

joker_racer_rc_cars_server

The system uses a custom wireless computer that receives digital information via a Wi-Fi connection and translates your maneuvers into servo control signals for R/C cars. There’s also a USB jack for a compact webcam. Joker Racer lets you use a web browser to drive cars on a closed course, and watch POV video from tiny cameras on-board each car.

joker_racer_screenshot

There’s even an iPhone app coming in 2010 that lets you control cars using the iPhone’s motion sensors. In addition to being able to drive their remote-hosted cars, in future you’ll be able to buy your own Joker Racer R/C Server hardware for your own racecars.

joker_racer_server

Here’s a couple of videos showing off Joker Racer in action…

Joker Racer’s website recently wrapped up its initial beta and is moving on to a full release in early November. For now, you’ll just have to sit back and enjoy some of the site’s pre-recorded clips and maybe remotely control the course webcam.

[via TechCrunch]



Retro Gadgets (Gameplay)

Retro Gadgets (Gameplay)

Making the Worst Inventions

Making the Worst Inventions

Hannah Bergemann’s Baddest Utah Lines

Hannah Bergemann’s Baddest Utah Lines

That Time Chevy Made a Batmobile Corvette

That Time Chevy Made a Batmobile Corvette

The Bradley GT Was a VW Bug Turned into a Sports Car

The Bradley GT Was a VW Bug Turned into a Sports Car

SSC SC-01 Is a High Horsepower Electric Sports Coupe Bound for China

SSC SC-01 Is a High Horsepower Electric Sports Coupe Bound for China

Advertisement