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Windows Phone developer builds Silverlit API for remote control enjoyment

Developer Jimmy Engströ​m (opens in new tab) has managed to build an API to control a Silverlit (www.silverlit.com) remote control car. Using Bluetooth, the Windows Phone is able to control the toy just like any supported controller. It's pretty neat, but of course not really useful for the average consumer (unless you happen to have a Bluetooth controlled car stored away somewhere).

Engströ​m is also looking to make the API available on Windows 8.1, perfect for tablets. We know there are many out there who enjoy messing around with remote controlled vehicles, and it's stories like this that really brings together hobbyists and developers on Windows platforms. Should you be looking for a Silverlit app or would like to lend a hand where possible, we recommend you get in touch with Engströ​m.

Check out the above video for a quick demonstration.

Source: Jimmy Engströ​m

Rich Edmonds
Rich Edmonds

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

7 Comments
  • seeing my favorit car and my favorit os working togeater, LOVE IT
  • I always ended up breaking my cars by driving them through puddles. I hope they make them waterproof meow
  • You should have gotten an rc hovercraft :)
  • Now we can see a Hollywood movie employing lumia or surface by a spy ;)
  • Cool stuff. I wonder how the BT support is. Can any BT car be used or is it some specific models?
  • I don't see why the Bluetooth it self would have any restrictions in this case.
    One thing I have noticed is that everything "Made for IPhone" won't work.
    As far as I can tell you will need to authenticate to be able to connect via Bluetooth (please correct me if I am wrong).
    So regardning Silverlit my API will only work for the one made for Android.
  • Hi please share your api with me if possible I want android API For silverlit BluBot, my email id is amogh1990@gmail.com Thank You