Powered Up Remote Control

Python code and building instructions for the LEGO Technic 4X4 X-treme Off-Roader (42099).

Powered Up Remote Control

Control LEGO Technic vehicles with the Powered Up Remote.


This program expands the basic driving program with the Powered Up Remote.

from pybricks.pupdevices import Motor, Remote
from pybricks.parameters import Port, Direction, Stop, Button
from pybricks.tools import wait

# Initialize the motors.
steer = Motor(Port.C)
front = Motor(Port.A, Direction.COUNTERCLOCKWISE)
rear = Motor(Port.B, Direction.COUNTERCLOCKWISE)

# Lower the acceleration so the car starts and stops realistically.

# Connect to the remote.
remote = Remote()

# Find the steering endpoint on the left and right.
# The middle is in between.
left_end = steer.run_until_stalled(-200, then=Stop.HOLD)
right_end = steer.run_until_stalled(200, then=Stop.HOLD)

# We are now at the right. Reset this angle to be half the difference.
# That puts zero in the middle.
steer.reset_angle((right_end - left_end) / 2)
steer.run_target(speed=200, target_angle=0, wait=False)

# Now we can start driving!
while True:
    # Check which buttons are pressed.
    pressed = remote.buttons.pressed()

    # Choose the steer angle based on the right controls.
    steer_angle = 0
    if Button.RIGHT_MINUS in pressed:
        steer_angle -= 75
    if Button.RIGHT_PLUS in pressed:
        steer_angle += 75

    # Steer to the selected angle.
    steer.run_target(500, steer_angle, wait=False)

    # Choose the drive speed based on the left controls.
    drive_speed = 0
    if Button.LEFT_PLUS in pressed:
        drive_speed += 1000
    if Button.LEFT_MINUS in pressed:
        drive_speed -= 1000

    # Apply the selected speed.

    # Wait.

This project was submitted by The Pybricks Team.