Picture of Custom RC Pipe
Here is a project that I did a few years ago and now decided to show it to you!

It is quite cheap and easy to build and does not require a lot of sklls. On top of this, the result is fun and very enjoyable.

Let's make RC pipes, people!

Step 1: Idea

Picture of Idea
The idea is to mix all the components you see here and make the Pipe controlled - an RC Pipe!

You can use a variety of cordless drills for example. The same is with the wheels and the pipe. It could be shorter or with a bigger diameter. It all depends on how you want it to be.

I used two medium sized drills - some cheap ones to be honest. They were powered with 12V batteries one of which is in the RC Pipe.
d3h3 years ago
my wookie2 years ago
wouldn't it be easier to use commercial RC stuff (like 360 servos?)
hertzgamma (author)  my wookie2 years ago
Definitely yes, it's just the whole idea. It is possible to do it with servos as well as with motors.
wfelix3 years ago
very good idea!
The tail may be a little whell too, to minimize the friction.
imakethings3 years ago
Very good! i had made a mechanical version of this in my childhood using a rubber band..!