Eight Racer, Window Phone 8 Dagu i-Racer


Been on a little big of a racer kick, I know, but well, here's another! This is the last for a while, I promise (for a week at least... ;).

Today Jeff Halbrecht is our builder and he shows off his racer enabled app...

Dagu i-Racer Windows Phone 8

i-Racer is a Bluetooth enabled Windows Phone 8 application that will control a Dagu i-Racer remote control model car.

I posted a short video of the first working prototype of my app to control the Dagu i-Racer remote control car on youtube. No it didn’t go viral but at the time of this writing it’s the most widely viewed nerding of mine in any of the social media with a whopping 1,303 views. I’ve lost a lot of sleep over that one thumbs down – out of eleven. (hi mom)

Check out i-Racer in the windows phone store.


I’ve also published the source code on GitHub. It’s probably the simplest app _ever_ to use MVVM Light. I don’t even begin to know how to program in code behind. ;)

[Note To Self: I think a series on MVVM frameworks would be interesting. I've heard a number of good things about MVVM Light, I personally have used Caliburn.Micro on a number of projects and I know there's more out there of interest. While not "fun" as in building WP8 apps that let you remote control cars and such, if they help us focus on what is fun, our specific problems we're trying to solve, then that's still fun in by book ...]

jhalbrecht / WindowsPhone8i-Racer


This is a Microsoft Windows phone 8 application to control the Dagu i-Racer via Bluetooth.

I-Racer controls your Dagu I-Racer remote control model car. It uses the accelerometer to control speed and direction.

Simply pair your Bluetooth equipped phone with the Dagu i-Racer, launch i-Racer app, select the i-Racer from the list of paired devices. After pressing connect you're good to go!



On your mark, get set...

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