Rover Spy Tank Controller

Rover Spy Tank Controller

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Rover Spy Tank Controller is an improved implementation of RoverOpen developed by Anne van Rossum, like RoverOpen, it also can be used to remotely control the AC13 Rover robot by the Brookstone® Company.

**Rover Spy Tank Controller is not developed by Brookstone®**, this application is developed by me and is part of an academic research project and does not come with any warranty.
This application is designed for larger screens, especially for tablets, but you can still use it on small screens.

The current version includes:

- Move the robot in all directions with a very precise
Joystick control.
- Change Joystick sensitivity.
- Switch video and image resolution.
- Night vision.
- Capture images and store to SD Card.
- Capture images for recognition and Object learning (Not fully implemented).

**IMPORTANT: This application requires your Android device to connect to ad-hoc networks. By default this feature is not available in the Android Operating system, so you will need Root access to modify some internal files to enable ad-hoc mode (Google it, “Enable ad-hoc Android”). A second option is the application ZT-180 Adhoc Switcher, you can find it here: and it also requires Root access. **Read carefully the instructions**.

NOTE: If your device comes with ad-hoc capability or Google enables this feature on Android in the near future, root access is not necessary.

This application is intended to demonstrate the infinite possibilities of modern devices. It can be used for Academic purposes, research, or just for fun. For that reason, I create a basic LIBRARY in Java that can be used to communicate with the robot using a computer or other devices capable of run Java code and connect to ad-hoc networks. You can find the library and a basic implementation here:

Enjoy controlling and developing!!!

Youtube Video will be available soon.

Tags: rover spy tank, ac13 spy, spy tank, brookstone rover 2.0, spy, como sincronizar el rover spy tank con tablet, rover tank, rover ac13 video, free i spy rover, how to connect a spy tank to a.

Recently changed in this version

Now supports Android 2.2 and higher (before, Android 3.0 and higher)

Lists with Rover Spy Tank Controller

Some lists where this application appears: Rover.

Comments and ratings for Rover Spy Tank Controller
  • (32 stars)

    by Jimmy Hamilton on 31/12/2013

    This app is awsome

  • (32 stars)

    by Keegan Heiligenthal on 14/10/2013


  • (32 stars)

    by Jerry Normandin on 26/09/2013

    This works with my rooted nook running cyanogen mod. Lets see an update that supports video with sound!

  • (32 stars)

    by Diego Omnus on 27/07/2013


  • (32 stars)

    by Blake Hillabrand on 09/05/2013

    awesome robot man.

  • (32 stars)

    by Malek Soumakieh on 16/04/2013

    I think it is stupid but your phone has to be rooted for you to connect to the tank

  • (32 stars)

    by Dale Gleason on 31/03/2013

    Not for someone unwilling to hack their tablet a little. Dont complain if you wont do the diligence: buy an ipud. I unlocked and rooted, then used adhoc switcher to set up SSID. Opened app and off and running. Going to try app named elsewhere here.

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