Making a Wi-Fi RC Car from Scratch ESP8266 NodeMCU + iOS 12

Making a Wi-Fi RC Car from Scratch ESP8266 NodeMCU + iOS 12

Learn how to create a Wi-Fi RC Car from scratch using basic electronics and your iPhone.

What you’ll learn

  • Create an awesome RC Car, that has more functionality than the RC ones that you get at the store

  • Basic iOS 12 programming

  • Use of the NodeMCU Wi-Fi chip

  • Use of the L293D motor driver to drive 2 motors bidirectionally.

  • Control a NodeMCU from anywhere in the world using the internet

  • Use the HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensor to measure distance and detect obstacles
  • An Apple computer, and an iPhone that can run iOS 12
  • No Prior Programming or Electronics Knowledge required.
  • All the parts in the “Getting required components” video

Hello, and welcome to this course, Making a WiFi RC Car using NodeMCU ESP8266 Devkit and iOS 12! I will show you, step by step, how to create a Wi-Fi RC Car from scratch that can be remotely controlled from your phone. This course is for students of all levels, weather you are a beginner who has never done any electronics or programming, or a professional who has a lot of experience with electronics and coding.

You can build an RC Car after this course! Wow! That’s exciting! Also, I will guide you through every program, every wiring, step by step. If you have questions, feel free to contact me via email or on the question and answer board.

What tools and components are needed for this course?


  • A Breadboard

  • L293D Motor driver

  • NodeMCU ESP8266 devkit 1.0

  • LEDs

  • HC-SR04 Ultrasonic sensor

  • Car Chassis with motors

  • USB Cable

  • 9v battery holder

  • L7805CV voltage regulator


  • Wire cutter/stripper

  • Soldering iron

  • Helping hand (optional)

  • Screwdriver

Who this course is for:
  • Beginners or Tinkerers who are interested in creating their own RC Car.
  • People who want to learn some basics in many fields, and combine them into a finished product.
  • People who want to go beyond the basics with electronics.
  • Programmers who want to get into hardware, or Hardware people who want to get into programming.


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