I am a software guy who hasn't been under assembler level. I have a project in my mind but I don't have sufficient knowledge on electronics. I have been searching in the internet for help, but I couldn't find anything satisfies me (maybe I don't use right keywords). I am not familiar to electronics world, I bought a soldering set last weekend, first time in my life.
About my project, I want to control my electric toy cars from my laptop via wi-fi. I searched internet for guidance. I have seen similar questions, but answers were same: "Use bluetooth". I don't want to use bluetooth, that's the point.
Last weekend I bought a soldering set, a Pertinax, some set of peripherals and an ATmega328P microcontroller. I will control my electric toy cars with ATmega328P, I will deal with microcontroller-car interface. But, the point I am suffering is microcontroller-laptop interface. I am familiar with assembly language. I dealt with MIPS ISA and 8051 microcontrollers when I was undergrad. So, coding won't be problem (I hope), but hardware is.
By the way, I don't want to use pre-done equipment like Arduino. I want to understand every detail of my circuit. What I'm asking here is a spark, recommendation. A book, a video tutorial, a webpage, a document, anything helpful is appreciated.
At the end, cars must be able to connect to LAN, or send/receive data from all the devices connected to same LAN network.