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Re: [beam] New RC car circuit!

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  • Tom Blitch
    ... What about using one of the mini tanks. I bought one at fry s awhile back and it didnt work. Something wrong with the NiCad. I thought about turning it
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 3, 2004
      --- Juan A Cubillo <jacubilloro2000@...> wrote:
      > Hello Group,
      > During the discusion about the swarm bots, someone
      > suggested using a micro rc car to build the bots.
      > The
      > nice thing about rc cars is that they have a
      > rechargeable battery, drive motor, steering coils,
      > and
      > all of this for only $10!!!
      > Hardware:
      > The car uses a servo as a head to follow light. All
      > the electronics of the servo need to be removed.
      > Only
      > the motor and the Pot should stay. This way, the
      > head
      > will track light and ''transmit'' the location of
      > light to the car.
      > Electronics:
      > The servo head uses a Power Smart Head circuit. The
      > steering coils are also controlled by a PSH. There
      > are
      > 2 touch sensors located at the sides of the car and
      > 1
      > on the front. When one of the side sensors triggers,
      > the car reverses and turns at the same time.
      > I don't know if the car steering radius is small
      > enough to track light correctly, so I added a Bicore
      > that toggles between a 'look for light'' and ''go to
      > light'' modes.
      > I know that this circuit could be improved, so if
      > anyone has any suggestions...
      >
      > =====
      > Juan Cubillo
      > CostaRican Beamer!!!
      > http://costaricabeam.solarbotics.net/
      >
      >
      >
      >
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      What about using one of the mini tanks. I bought one
      at fry's awhile back and it didnt work. Something
      wrong with the NiCad. I thought about turning it into
      a bot too. :D


      =====
      Tom Blitch

      http://www.CircuitStampede.tk






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