REMOTE COMMUNICATE with and STREAM VIDEO from your RASPBERRY PI creation! Even give control to someone elseregardless of where they live or how many miles are between you.
Want to race raspberry pi bots with your best friend but youre in NY and hes in Japan? Not a problem. With this app, either of you can control a bot remotely. Easily!
HOW? All you need are 2 things.
1.You need this app installed on an Android device.
2.Your raspberry pi creation needs to be connected to the internet and running a server script like the example script provided here: https://github.com/oxrock/DroneControllerServer
DO I REALLY NEED TO RUN A SCRIPT?
Yep. Being that this app is for controlling a remote device via the internet, a server script must be running on that remote device. So, for example, the racing bots mentioned above would need to be running the script.
GOT A ROUTER?
If your pi is behind a router, you might have to setup port-forwarding for connections to be made.
Thats it. Its that easy. Get this app. Take control of your creations today!
Raspberry Pis can behave strangely when operating at max load. A common problem is that the onboard wifi powersave can interfere by disabling wifi or restricting it's performance. The following command disabled power save mode: "sudo iw wlan0 set power_save off". This command will have to be entered on every reboot to be in effect, it may be worthwhile to automate this command on startup. It can also be beneficial to dial back frame rate and stream rate until you stop experiencing adverse effects.
Version 1.2 streamlined the video streaming process to be more efficient and allow higher frame rates. As such, the way that the app expects to receive information has been slightly altered. Updated example code has been provided here: https://github.com/oxrock/DroneControllerServer/blob/master/camServer_v1.2.py