remote control=Droid?

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    Hey, I'm a new Droid user and finding out that this phone rocks! I'm not sure if this belongs here... But I saw this news video and was impressed. But from what I gathered, it uses things the droid has. Has anyone heard anything about something similar for the droid? I would love to be able to control a smaller rc car or somethin
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    No IR transmitter on the Droid.....
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    The video says it uses wifi though if I'm not mistaken
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    What would IR in a Droid have to do with communication with the Parrot?
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    I don't think you watched the video. She says it interfaces with the helicopter via wifi, not infrared. I'm sure something like this would be possible for the droid. It would have to use a combination of the accelerometer, wifi, video and the custom built interface on both the phone and RC vehicle.
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    I'm no good @ programming. But I was also thinking about possibly using bluetooth receivers. Its not something that out there technologically, its just a new control interface.
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    Bluetooth is designed for very low power use, and the transmission range will only be 10m, about 30ft. High-powered Bluetooth devices will enable ranges up to 100m (300ft), but that would be significantly more expensive than using wifi.
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    I think he only read the subject of the thread...
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    Is there any wifi chip (like maybe something from a cell). Anyone know if I could use something like a BB Curve as a wifi or bluetooth receiver for something like this?
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    Another stupid application for a phone . Why would you want to use your phone for this and not a real remote ?
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    So you can post to the "10 things a Droid can't do" thread on an iPhone forum.

    (Really, all this competitive stuff is simply juvenile. It is perfectly analogous to a pi**ing contest. They're both good phones, and people can decide for themselves, based on their needs, which is best for them.)
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    Because its cool and awesome... and everytime its done, it gets closer to mainstream. Hopefully, demonstrating the possibilities of universal control of many aspects of your life through one universal input (which in this case I'm hoping will be my Moto Droid). Don't hate, participate pls
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    Your correct, I did not.... This is what happens when your Droiding while trying to do a 100 other things..:blink:
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    I agree

    My life is such a distraction from my Droid!
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    That's the problem...they can't. They just see Apple is the cool trendy brand that everyone else has so they want it. They have no idea what the alternatives are or how it compares.
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    Thank you for proving my point.
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    I'm not trying to bash the iPhone here. It is a good phone and has its pros and cons over the Droid, but I think you are incorrect in saying that people will decide for themselves which is best. iPod and iPhone are now house hold names for mp3 players and smart phones so thats what people want.
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    Because having to get a dedicated Remote for something like the Quad Copter that would give you live video, Wi-FI (or BT) connection, accelerometers, augmeted reality and more would probably double the cost of the "Toy"!
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    Lots of people will decide for themselves based on features of the phones, some will decide based on the image it projects, especially if there is a massive media campaign, and if you think I mean the iPhone ads, iDont :) But even people that buy the Droid or iPhone strictly based on the image or buzz are deciding for themselves, for them its important to be associated with a particular kind of buzz. Some mainly want the best music player they can get, the iPhone is for them. They're both good phones.

    But back on the original topic, why have a Tivo remote on your phone? Well the batteries died on my Tivo remote a couple days ago, and I did not feel like looking for the batteries that I knew were somewhere in the house, so I got out my Droid and bought the Tivo Remote app. What, me lazy?
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