0

Converting An RC Car To An RC Tank With Arduino

Turning a remote controlled car into a tank using Arduino. via instructables

I have always been fascinated by big machines, tanks in particular. The German Tiger Tank, as featured in the movie Fury!, is an awesome machine. I wanted one! I did some searching and found that RC Tiger Tank replicas cost over $150, and they do not do 360 degree turret rotation (at that price level). So, I built my own version. I had previously built a tank out of cardboard (video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pNfTbsYIGQ, in my youtube channel – see my other videos while there) with wired remote control. That tank was inspired by a combination of ideas from Matthias Wandel’s Wooden tank thread vehicle (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buuaxdUYNb8) and Eliseo Benavides’ work with cardboard gears (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB9xhZntN5Q). My main idea was to build a functional RC tank at a minimum cost. It took a lot of thought, design decision making, debugging hardware and software, trial and error, etc and having fun at the same time. In particular, transferring power to the rotating turret to make it free rotating was, ahem, challenging and inspirational, given my budget constraints. The final product is by all means still a prototype, but I am very proud of it. I learned a lot of lessons from this projects, including Tx/Rx signals, Arduino shield construction, H-bridges, and coding my first C program.

NewImage

Full tutorial


Join 5,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython in 2018 – Python on Microcontrollers is here!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — A journey through Shenzhen, the electronics manufacturing hub of the world

Wearables — Ice, ice baby

Electronics — Current limiting!

Biohacking — Grindfest 2018

Python for Microcontrollers — CRICKITs are coming!

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.