Jimmy Engström


RC API now available


For Christmas 2 years ago my mother-in-law got me a Silverlit Bluetooth car.

Sadly it was a MFI device (Made for iPhone) and it seems to be more or less impossible to connect to an MFI-device without an iPhone (if someone has more info on this please let me know).

After talking to Silverlit, trying to convince them to share the protocol I got a Silverlit Ferrari 458 Italia (for android) and managed to figure out how the protocol worked.

RC API is an open source project on Codeplex which currently support controlling the Silverlit Ferrari 458 Italia from Windows 8.1 and Windows phone 8.


How to use

Windows 8.1

Windows phone


The future

I hope to be able to add more veichles and helicopters to the API, please let me know (or contribute) what you want me too add =D

If you are an RC device manufacturer and would like to include your device in the API, please let me know and I’ll make it happen.
Making the API I have used inspiration from the Lego EV3 codeplex project, I liked how they solved Bluetooth communication and I decided to do it basically the same way.

Source code for RC API is available on Codeplex and also available as a nuget package.


Let’s bring more gadgets and RC-stuff to the Windows platforms =D

Posted in Gadgets, Windows Phone