This project is easy to build, and costs about $100. I already had the materials on hand, so it was free for me. No soldering is needed in this project, so it is great to do with children.
I was inspired to make this project when I saw my friend with a brookstone rover for his ipad. It works the same way as this, but I didn't have to pay a penny for mine! Also, I wanted a way to be entertained this summer, and it seems as if I have found the perfect solution.
There is one video included, it is of the view from the spy car.
I hope you enjoy building your ipod touch spy car!
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Step 1: Materials
* Thames and Kosmos Remote Control Machines kit (The specific parts are in the picture above)
* A morphibian rc car (with remote)
* An ipod touch
* A rubber band
* A hot glue gun (with glue)
* A small phillips head screwdriver
Step 2: Preparing the Morphibian
Step 3: Building the Ipod Holder/Turner
Picture 1: Build this with the smaller of the two black poles and the gear turner. This is the part of the machine that will turn a gear and in effect, turn your ipod.
Picture 2: Link together two square shaped pieces and place the gear turner you made in picture one in the middle of the square on the right.
Picture 3: Add a motor so the pole turner on the motor attatches to the black pole. Also, take the large black pole and slide a red gear down it. Put the bottom of the pole into the hole in front of the gear turner and make sure the gear and its turner are touching.
Picture 4: Put two small poles onto the corners of the left block to hold up the structure we are about to put on.
Picture 5: Add a "roof" to your structure by again using two square pieces linked together
Picture 6: Place the big orange gear onto the black pole and build a small square for your ipod to lean against while driving.
Picture 7: Add the battery pack onto the left side and plug the motor in. Test if it works.
Step 4: Assembling the Car
Step 5: Enjoy!