There are many possibilities with this hack, for example, you can turn the controller into a base-less joystick, or put it on a helmet and control it with your head.
this will also work for R/C tanks (or other two motor drive stuff) except the switches needs to be placed diagonally
Another possibility to explore is making a mini segway, if you can get the tilt switch sensitive enough and the controller mounted onto the car (the car must be wheelie-ready). This might not work so good.
Below is two pictures of the car I'm working with (the front end spins, not steer, but it is not a problem with some practice)
You will need:
- r/c car
- tilt sensing switches (see step 2)
- hot glue gun
- soldering iron
- some pvc pipe (see step 4)
- collection of hand tools
Step 1: Making the tilt sensing switch
Click Here To See It
But I had to adjust the switch by drilling more holes into it until i got it just right.
The second picture shows how it works.
Step 2: Opening and testing the controller
Open it up, save and map out each screw
If your antenna wire is moving around, hot glue it down.
You need to use a multimeter to test what connects to where, have fun at it. What I found in my controller was 4 metal flaps, all connected together, which presses against 4 jumper wires underneath them. The 4 flaps are connected to the negative terminal of the battery, this makes it really easy to hack.
You might also have one with buttons instead of sticks, I have no idea how those work so you need to figure it out.
If you are unlucky, and each flap or button are not connected to all the other buttons, then you might need to use 4 tilt sensing switches, except make them SPST.
DO NOT BE TEMPTED TO DO ANYTHING TO THE COIL THINGY