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DennisZ

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« on: April 06, 2014, 00:24:32 AM »
Converting RC car to (kind of) robot.
 


jumbo

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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2014, 15:04:23 PM »
Very cool, what are you going to program it to do? Are you planning on putting any sensors on it?

I have been meaning to get into arduinos for a while now (I am a software developer by day). I have a raspberrypi  sitting around here that I want to get the servo driver board for as I much prefer coding in python than C but the ecosystem around arduino for building bots is so much bigger.

I have an idea in the back of my head for a bot that plays with your pets (dog) controlled over the internet (they get lonely when you are at work all day) and it would also double up as a good security device.

Keep us updated on your robot, I have a similar toy rc car that I use this with https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__38159__Video_Transmitter_w_Built_in_Camera_TX5805_QR_Ladybird_V2_FPV_Ultra_Micro_Quadcopter.html for messing around the house when its too windy to fly, have a few micro quads that I intended to use it with indoors but they just aren't stable enough (cough, I'm not good enough a pilot) for indoor flight in small rooms.

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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2014, 20:29:03 PM »
Thanks jumbo.

This one is for our local CoderDojo. It will get PIR sensor (from AirWick Freshmatic) and Bluetooth module to communicate with computer or some Android device (if I ever get to write an app).

As for chasing a dog - here is a bigger one (with Arduino on board as well)
... there are couple dogs at 1:00
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/v/H7JxBwJBGQU&t=1m[/youtube]
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/v/VQzVW7dR16g[/youtube]

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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2014, 23:08:02 PM »
while awaiting for part to arrive from China - walking thing:

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/v/wrWeXhuLBFc&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]

pictures  - http://www.leinster-model-flyer.org/wordpress/?p=425