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April 2, 2012

RC Car brains swapped with an Arduino

at 5:49 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Toy Hacks


Randy Sarafan, the Technology Editor at Instructables built this programmable car platform by taking an off the shelf RC Car and swapped its brains with an Arduino. This allows the new car to have sensor capabilities and programmability. Randy installed a PING ultrasonic sensor in the front of the vehicle so that it can avoid running into objects but the possibilities are endless now that you can write code for new functionality.

“Converting an RC car into a robot is a quick and easy way to get started with robotics. At the very least, when you get bored of playing with your remote control car after three days, you can turn it into a robot that will do all of your evil bidding. Well, maybe not all of it, but at least a sizable amount.”