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Lathe Cross Slide Inspection

Here is short video of what to check on a lathe cross slide and way. Fecke – KJ4ZRZ  

Android, Arduino and RC – Modify Sub Frame

So its the first night of the build. I will be doing all the fabrication tonight. I have made every attempt to only use a drill, hacksaw and clamp to produce the parts for this car. So lets start at the beginning.   Here is the car with the body stripped. This becomes a easy night once

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What happens when Android, Arduino, and RC meet?

  Well as it turns out I think this should be self-guided week! So here is what is on my desk right now. Remember those New Bright cars? Lets skip the duct-tape this time. So here is what found its way to my desk.    One Android phone purchased from Radio-Shack. Why do you ask?

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Tired of building projects by yourself?

Tired of building projects in your basement or garage by yourself? Open Hack Space is a great way to exchange ideas for projects online but are you involved locally? Hacker Spaces have been popping across the United States and all over world. Take an opportunity meet up with others in your area. You don’t need

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Obstacle Avoidance – Self Guided

One of the unique things that was learned from the Arduino Rover, was the design of basic avoidance routines. The routines are almost always unique to the platform. This is true even if using multiple RC cars. The RC cars drives will respond and handle differently based on a number of basic factors to include traction,

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Mars Rover Autopsy

After having built the RC Rover based on a cheap New Bright RC I would make these recommendations. The Arduino tie in portion was easy, I would use two PING sensors so it can actually detect a cross section of an area. This would allow it to negotiate crowded areas better. The drive wheels stripped

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Mars Rover — Johnny the Robot

Well Johnny the Robot is complete. It was a great Sunday afternoon project to play with. Here is what little Johnny can do. I hope you enjoyed as much as I did. Here is the source code for Arduino as well. Arduino Source Code for Johnny :: JohnnyRC  

Johnny has just Died!

Sad to report that Johnny just didn’t make it. He was killed by twin 4 year old boys.

$30 Mars Rover – Functions Test

This is a short video of the functions test for the RC Car!

$30 Mars Land Rover – The Guts

In this video I will show how I figured out how to interface the Arduino with the RC car.  Next up is the wire up!