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July 7, 2012

Remote Control PVC Pipe

at 11:41 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Toy Hacks



This Remote Control PVC Pipe is one of the strangest remote control projects I have ever seen. This RC vehicle is using drill motors to provide the get us an go. We have seen drill motors used in an RC project before but it was more of a motor replacement situation.

“Smooth start required something to push the speed control of the drills.

I used one of the controls from one of the drills. The thing that pushes this control is a system taken from car headlights regulator. It operates by moving a rod forward and backwards. This helped me push the speed control. It also works at 12V.

The idea is that this moving rod is controlled from the receiver. If any of the four channels receives a signal – the rod extends and pushes the speed control. Then current flows through this control and also through the relay of the channel which is opened – then the motor spins.”