I like the Lego modular system, especially Lego Technic.
I have a collection of Lego Technic Vehicles, i.e. Road Rally V (8225), Rough Terrain Vehicle (8270), Formula 1 Race Ca r(8808), etc. These small Lego vehicles could be upgraded to use (rare to find!) Electric Motor Kit (8720) to drive the vehicle.
I want to challenge myself to incorporate Arduino, XBee into my R/C Lego car design.
I want to do something different!
I do not want to buy commercial available toy R/C (Radio-Controlled) car and modify it to used with XBee and Arduino. (I already did that successfully, Processing Controls R/C Car with XBee modules.
I want to do something similar to an NXT or RCX Mindstorm system with my R/C Lego car design (At the moment, I could not afford either NXT or RCX.)
I want to use parts that are available at hand.
So, I end up designed my very own R/C Lego Car by reused the parts from:
- Motor with worm gear from Electric Dragster from Middlesex University electric science series) ,
- micro servo from my other diy robot.
And here is how I created it!
Note: See more photos of my R/C Lego and video in Step 10.