Introduction: My Own Unimog

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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

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you will need a toy car, motor and a battery pack

Step 2: Motor...

get a toy car, remove the cover, and attach a motor. if you want to tape it, its ok. i have no picture of this step.

Step 3: Soldering

solder the wires to the motor, and to the switch, solder the wires to the battery, bad idea but... or tape them.

Step 4: Battery

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Tape the battery on the car and you are ready to roll, mine can climb objects that are 2 inches high. below are some pics of the finished project.

Step 5: A Track I Made

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Below is a track i made for mine

Step 6: An Idea

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I Have a sega point master joystick that i dont need, but i dont know how i would plug it up to the car to make it go foreward and backward on demand, i put some pics of it...

Step 7: A Random Question

Does anyone know a good way to test if a computer RAM is good? if yes can you please post something about that. thank you.


inchman (author)2010-02-10

 Is that a "PointMaster" joystick?  It looks like one.  I loved that joystick back in my C=64 days!

Good 'ible

richardmacias (author)2009-04-14

can i have some motors ? PLEASE

Shifrin (author)2008-01-05

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)Shifrin2008-01-06

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 (author)gamer2008-01-06

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)Shifrin2008-01-06

the unimog, sorry bout that

Shifrin (author)gamer2008-01-06

Oh, That Car... Unimong : )

gamer (author)Shifrin2008-01-06


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gamer (author)gschoppe2007-05-07

that's gotta work, i went to sneak a peek at it and i think it is the right one, thank you very much

HamO (author)2007-05-07

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)HamO2007-05-07

i, i should have just not wrote that. anyway....

MisterSlippy (author)2007-05-07

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)MisterSlippy2007-05-07

oh ya... i do have two joysticks, maybe i should try, cause it would be able to turn too. great idea.

gamer (author)MisterSlippy2007-05-07

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

Weissensteinburg (author)2007-05-07

To test if the ram is good, put it in your computer and see if the amount of ram increases.

gamer (author)Weissensteinburg2007-05-07

thank you, ill try that

Aeshir (author)2007-05-07

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)2007-05-07

WOW... It worked, i tried 5 times but... here it is, lol.

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