Are you or your kids bored of playing with rc cars? Why not convert it to a solar robot with a few additional parts instead of throwing them away. You won’t believe that there are so many goodies inside that you can use to make many projects. This instructable will guide you the same thing. With a solar panel, battery, motors an rc car ofcoarse, you can make your own solar robot. But that does not mean that the robot can only move in sunlight. It can also move in your house or when the weather is cloudy.
The robot has a transmitter (or a remote), a receiver, battery, motors and a solar panel. When the solar panel does not have enough electricity to supply, the robot can be powered with a battery. The battery can also be charged with the solar panel to be used earlier. The working is somewhat similar to the rc car earlier but the solar powered feature add more fun to it. The remote transmits a certain type of signal on pressing a button. The receiver identifies the type of signal and moves the robot in a certain direction.
The makeover of the car is very easy to do and the cost of additional parts is quite low. This can be done as a nice weekend project. The time taken to completely convert it should be maximum 2 hours. Please note that the car mentioned in this instructable can vary with yours. You have to make certain changes in the process if this is true.
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