Picture of My Own Unimog
Here i built a toy that is simmular to a unimog. it is a toy car called a "Grave Digger" that i put a small electric motor onboard. This is my first instructable, so please be honest what you think of it. sorry that the pictures are of the final progect. i told myself that i would post this one, but i started without bringing my camera. also... forgive the picture quality, it is a 2 year old 50 dollar wal-mart camera.

Step 1: Matreials

Picture of Matreials
you will need a toy car, motor and a battery pack
inchman5 years ago
 Is that a "PointMaster" joystick?  It looks like one.  I loved that joystick back in my C=64 days!

Good 'ible
can i have some motors ? PLEASE
Shifrin7 years ago
Wow! This is really cool, I can't wait to try this! Do you have any videos of this because that would be totally awesome! Thanks! ~Shifrin
gamer (author)  Shifrin7 years ago
i dont have a youtube, metacafe or google video account and the car is temporarly or of order. sorry, ill try to fix it and ill make a youtube account and post it.
Shifrin gamer7 years ago
What does the car have to do with anything? well anyways, thanks that would be great! just PM me when and if you do it...
gamer (author)  Shifrin7 years ago
the unimog, sorry bout that
Shifrin gamer7 years ago
Oh, That Car... Unimong : )
gamer (author)  Shifrin7 years ago
gschoppe8 years ago
gamer (author)  gschoppe8 years ago
that's gotta work, i went to sneak a peek at it and i think it is the right one, thank you very much
HamO8 years ago
Let's see, I don't have a camera good enough to take good instructable pictures and I didn't take any bad pictures while I was making my instructable car........oh well, I'll post it anyway. Yeah, that'll get it!
gamer (author)  HamO8 years ago
i guess...lol, i should have just not wrote that. anyway....
To make it go forwards and backwards. Is the joystick analog or digital? If it's analogue, you'll need to rip out the guts and find some way of sticking a couple of microswitches in there. If it's digital, just wire to the "up" and "down" switches. Then look up some diagrams for a simple H-Bridge circuit (it's a switch layout for reversing motors), wire it all up between the battery and the motor and hey presto, forward and back. Why not take it a step further, use a model tank, two motors and two joysticks? Cool instructable btw!
gamer (author)  MisterSlippy8 years ago
oh ya... i do have two joysticks, maybe i should try, cause it would be able to turn too. great idea.
gamer (author)  MisterSlippy8 years ago
the joystick is digital, the only thing i would need to find is a schematic, if there is a simple one that can work, cause i dont really want to have to put together a circuit that has a chip and everything, anyway... thanks
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gamer (author)  Weissensteinburg8 years ago
thank you, ill try that
Aeshir8 years ago
To make it go forward and backward you would have to switch the polarity. So you would put the negative wire where the positive wire is and wive versa.
gamer (author) 8 years ago
WOW... It worked, i tried 5 times but... here it is, lol.