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Building first RC car robot
« on: August 03, 2008, 09:25:07 AM »
I am now building my first RC car robot. this is pretty cool because this is the next step up from both of my old mindstorm robot kits.

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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2008, 09:31:39 AM »
i am going to use a servo controller to controll it. then you may ask HOW IN HECK ARE YOU GONNA DO THAT! first, from a laptop a wireless signal will go to the controller. then when the conroller trys to make a servo move i will use that power coming out to trigger a transistor. that transistor connected to staight to the battery will make the biger moters move




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Re: Building first RC car robot
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2008, 09:33:21 AM »
I am now building my first RC car robot. this is pretty cool because this is the next step up from both of my old mindstorm robot kits.

you'll need a special H bridge that converts servo pulse to motor speed and direction

another method that I've seen in some cars is to have the servos turn switches and pots to control the larger motors
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Re: Building first RC car robot
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2008, 09:51:44 AM »
What is a h bridge and may one build one? and please go easy on electronics because im only 12

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Re: Building first RC car robot
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2008, 10:05:17 AM »
What is a h bridge and may one build one? and please go easy on electronics because im only 12

google it 

you'll get plenty of results . Then after you got more specific questions post em here!
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Re: Building first RC car robot
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2008, 10:14:35 AM »
do i have to use one?
and also i need help with all those wires for steering
can you help me with that? im testing with my power supply right now actually!

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Re: Building first RC car robot
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2008, 10:16:59 AM »
do i have to use one?
and also i need help with all those wires for steering
can you help me with that? im testing with my power supply right now actually!


do you want speed control on your robot or just fully forward or fully backward?
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Re: Building first RC car robot
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2008, 11:42:13 AM »
i dont want speed control

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Re: Building first RC car robot
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2008, 12:30:13 PM »
Check out the Roboduino, Arduino-compatible board!


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Re: Building first RC car robot
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2008, 09:45:09 AM »
Or build a mechanical switching device that uses a servo.  And another servo to a rheostat to control speed (though burning out rheostats is pretty easy, too)

I've done this same general project using bluetooth:
http://www.societyofrobots.com/robotforum/index.php?topic=1672
http://www-personal.umich.edu/%7Eerelson/BluetoothCar.html

Two pics of the motor polarity switch: http://www-personal.umich.edu/%7Eerelson/BluetoothCar.html#31
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Re: Building first RC car robot
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2008, 10:55:29 AM »
ive just torn apart the controller and for stering it has 6 electrical contacts with a slider that conects two contacts as the bar is pushed

example:       

 


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