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Is there any other way to remotely control the raspberry pi? I built a 4 wheeled robot that is automated by ultrasonic sensors, yet today I have to decided it to make it remote controlled, what are my options?

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In terms of remote control, you've got a few options. You could SSH into the Pi and control it via the command line. You could install VNC on the Pi and then use a client on another computer to connect to it that way. Alternatively, you could use a bluetooth dongle and pair up a Wii remote, PS3 controller or anything else that uses the bluetooth protocol. There are a variety of tutorials available online for all of them, so let us know if any of those take your fancy :-)

  • I guess the PS3 controller would sound perfect since I already have it in my arsenal, problem is what's the range limit for bluetooth devices? – Bob Wright Aug 6 '15 at 18:03
  • Oh there is a limit, I'm sure. But I think you'll find that you'll want to keep it within visual range anyway so you should find it's okay. Take a look at the Pi Borg website for some info on using the PS3 controller. piborg.org/doodleborg/ps3-source – recantha Aug 9 '15 at 17:14

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