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    RC ROBOT SHARK PART 1

    While working on my robot fish, my team bought the R/C Cyborg Shark to hack it open and get ideas from how it works. This is NOT my robot fish, just a toy that was purchased!!!

    This should prove useful for anyone designing an underwater robot and want to see an example.

    RC Robot Shark

    Hacked Images
    The following images and video are for anyone who wants to see how it works. Just click on any image to see it in full high resolution. They show the toy RC shark in various stages of being taken apart.

    After separating it in half by removing a dozen screws, you'll see they beige looking box. This box houses most of the electronics and mechanics.

    RC Robot Shark

    You'll see what looks like a servo horn at the top with two thin wires. This is the motor responsible for flapping the caudal (tail) fin.

    RC Robot Shark

    RC Robot Shark

    This heavy metal weight at the very bottom helps the shark toy balance right-side-up

    RC Robot Shark



    It also had two plates of styrofoam to help keep it balanced and neutrally bouyant.

    RC Robot Shark

    On the left is the on/off switch, and on the right is where the battery plugs in.

    RC Robot Shark

    All the circuitry was housed in that beige container. If you look closely, you'll see a black rubber band around the rim that was used as part of the waterproofing. The other half would press firmly against it.

    RC Robot Shark

    RC Robot Shark

    RC Robot Shark

    Continue on for Part 2 >>>



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