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RC Truck to Arduino Robot w/ multiple sensors

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This instructable covers the conversion of an RC truck into an Arduino controlled robot. My intent when beginning this project was to A) learn more about Arduino and programming B) build a reliable low cost platform to expand upon C) spend more money than I should at Radio Shack.

So if you are looking for an entry level project to cut your teeth on or a scalable platform for your wheeled robotic ambitions, I hope you find this instructable helpful and look forward to seeing how everyone improves upon it.

I conducted a search for similar instructables prior to writing this up and found a couple others (here and here) that are quite good and worth checking out as well. The main difference between my 'able and theirs' is that I used three PING sensors vice one to give our robot greater flexibility in regards to obstacle avoidance. The drawback here is of course the obvious and non-trivial increase in cost.

The robot navigating it's way down the sidewalk.
 
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Step 1: Gather your supplies

Radio Shack
1:12 Chevrolet Silverado RC Truck - $40
Arduino UNO - $35
SEEED Motor Shield - $15
PING Ultrasonic sensor (x3) - $20 each
U Mold Plastic - $39
9V battery leads - $1
Adapataplug Tip "M" - $4 (or any 5.5 mm outer Diameter, 2.1 mm inner diameter plug)
22 AWG Wire
Solder
Heat shrink tubes
9V battery


Tools
Soldering Iron
Small tip screwdriver
Wire cutters
Pliers
Lighter (or heat gun for heat shrink)
Ammeter
Dremel or other small drill
Computer

mcalma15 months ago
Bro can i see ur wiring diagram for this?
mcalma15 months ago
Hi i have a question. Does the ping ultrasonic sensor consume 2.5 amp when it burst? How much current do you need if you connecting it with 5v. 30-50?
jogendrasingh7 months ago
Full Review about Android-controlled RC car Blue Drone..
full story at.
http://mobilephonedekho.com/full-review-android-controlled-rc-car-blue-drone/