Step 3: Adding Some Wires

Now you know what needs to be connected to what, solder some wires to those places. (colours of the wires doesn't matter)

Now try and control the car by touching the wire ends together, if it doesn't work, figure out why, it could be a simple bad solder joint.

Drill some small holes so the wires can get out, put the wires though them, take care making sure that the wires won't be bothering any of the mechanical parts inside the controller (such as the stick or the metal flap, or stopping the casing from shutting completely).

Close the case, test it again by connecting the wires and by using the sticks, it's better to have both of control methods working.

If you want to make the controller one big base-less joystick, cut a large dowel (or pipe), and attach it to the top or bottom of the case before you close the case. Make sure everything fits.

Below are three examples of what I soldered
Hey tropical rc, I have a heng long rc tank i'm going to try this out.<br><br>_________________________________<br><a href="http://www.nitrotek.co.uk/rc-tank.html">rc tanks man</a>
I think hacking the rc with the buttons is much more easy....you just have to find two of its four wires which are actually connected to the rc and then soldier wires to them...!!! <br>
Fine Idea...anyway can we control this car using our Computer, Flight Joystick...
you can easily control it via pc with the help of a 4 relay phidget...well they are a bit hard to find but if you do there is going to be just a little soledering and a little programming.you just solder two wire each to the +ive and -ive sides of each button and attach the wires to the relays in the phidget then you do the programming for it(which i cant do properly,actually i dont have a phidget,yet)and you are done. <br>
hey i wonder if this theory will work with a bigger R/C vehicle.
I have just managed to do this with the Heng Long <a href="http://www.remote-island.co.uk/Categories/buy_radio_controlled_tanks_uk.html">RC Tanks</a> . They are the 1:16 scale tanks so I'm not sure if this is the size that you mean. If it is let me know as I can help you with this!
Your concept can bedone by somehow adding <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Balancing_Robot/" rel="nofollow">this</a> instructable's circuitry into your rc. I dunno how to do it, though
&nbsp;GRRR my stupid car has 2 tiny solder tabs and so i had to take the buten of to use them and the solder wont eaven stick! &gt;:0
Man, if you could do this with an iphone!!!
&nbsp;you might if it will let you touch that kinda info via the usb make a custom plug or it could send it to a mac or pc and then the mac or &nbsp;pc would control via serial port
u should of used a better rc car because this car has no proper steering.
what happens if I mess with the coil? *innocent look*
if you mess with the coil a snake comes out!
a little late but still funny. I messed with the coil and it just changes the frequency of the remote. @coltonpo18: it wont do any physical harm, only mental because of how frustrating it is to get the right frequency again. lol
instant death.
what if I don't have an on off switch?
I have that same rc car
what is a segway?
go look it up
you could turn diagonally if you hooked up a negative wire to each tilt switch
sweet now build it into to a glove and add it to a fullsize tank
I have that same r/c car. It has different stickers though.
idea: attach to wrist-pack and wire sensors to glove fingers for hand-controll
You should make the remote so it's attached to your wrist
hehe, thats a good idea
There was a game boy color game that had the same sensors that was smaller and it was more sensitive too. If you guys want post to me.
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WOW! Thats AWSOME! +++++
that is SWEET!!! though I would make it more sensitive. awesome man. I'm rating this +
Nice instructable. I like the graphics.<br/><br/>If you want to turn it into a Segway, check out what this guy did (<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.tlb.org/scooter.html">click here</a>)<br/>
Hmmm, cool, but what if you were trying to show your friends how you can drive the car across a log over a gorge, push, whoops.
Cool idea!
one of those two wheeled scooter things controlled by how you lean. police and old people use them alot.
homemade ps3 controller ... haha awesome. except its for an r/c car. thats so cool, great instructable
AWSOME INSTRUCTABLE... this might sound random, but whats the range of the R/C car?
15 meter ish
i have the same car lol
Let me tell you im gonig to do this poroject great job man good thinking.
What type of R/C vehical do you have?
i only have toys, i don't have any hobby grade R/C but I like the toy ones because they cost under $5 most of the time and they are good things to turn into robots and such
i love it. Im gonna make that great tilt switch
I like the simplicity of this project... easy to implement and sure to impress the ladies! :)
Nice documentation... That is a cool car!
Cool idea, Well done!! Nice pics.
so you know...the video is down...it says that it no langeris avalible...just though i would pass it on...look cool though
it's freshly uploaded and it was up for a while and down for a while, now it is working again.
before i get curious wat happen when you mees with the coil
i think the coil changes the frequency, on the bottom of the circuit board, there is a hole, and you can clearly see an adjustment screw, don't rotate that screw, that will probably change the frequency.

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