This is my first instructable so please bear with me. My name is Stanley Deakins and I have been playing with electronics for quite some time, though it was years ago. Due to my recent employment I have rekindle that passion. I have gotten my hands on a few electronic kits but I wanted to do something more on my own.. something a little more challenging.
Fabricating something to function differently from the manufactured use has always fascinated me. Seeing how the holiday season has came to a close I decided to try to hop on some clearance toys. The first one I bought was a RC truck. Messed with if for a few days and decided that I wanted to go with another platform. The next one I went with was the Popular Mechanics RC tank. This was a much more manageable platform and the basis for this instructable.
Step 1: Parts list and Tool list
All the parts in this instructable can be purchased at your local Radioshack. I've made it convenient by listing the sku number as well as the price. All of the items on this list can be reused for other projects. Nothing Is permanently attach. No glue or tape.
Part - Sku - Price
Arduino Uno Rev.3 - 2760128 - $34.99
Seeedstudio Motor Shield - 2760242 - $19.99
Seeedstudio Proto Shield - 2760244 - $9.99
Popular Mechanic RC tank - 2800041 - $27.99
9.6v RC connector - 2300445 - $5.29
9.6v RC Battery Pack - 2301171 - $29.99
Parallax Ping Sensor - 2760136 - $32.99
20 gauge solid wire
Screw driver set