Introduction: Remote-Control Car Modifications

Hi, this is my first instructable so please be kind on the comments, any constructive criticism is very welcome!
When i saw the robot competition i was inspired and i decided to modify an old remote-controlled car i had, this instructable shows my process and what i added to the car.
Again this is my FIRST instructable :)

Step 1: Paint Job

1- i flipped the car over in order to access the screws, which i then loosened using a very small screwdriver.
2- I then removed the car body from the chassis
3- Then i used red electrical tape to cover the car's body
4- I also made sure that i didn't cover up any holes
5- again using the small screwdriver i re-attached the car's body.

Step 2: Sharp Spikes

I used two small wooden sticks to make spikes to mount on the car.
1- Using a scalpel i sharpened the ends of the two sticks
2- I then used a red sharpie and some white insulation tape to add some colour to the sticks
3 - Then i used some "no nonsense" super-glue to mount the spikes to the roof
4- I then re-attached the car body to the chassis

Step 3: Finished Car

This is the finished design.

Thank you for reading my instructable , as i have said this is my first one
so go easy on the comments :) , also it didn't take me very long (one evening)
more instructables soon!
please comment !!

Step 4: Other Use - Bomb Deployer

I realized my RC car could be used to drop a firecracker, the two spikes on top are used as rails to hold the firecracker and then with a sharp brake the firecracker simply slides off, then explodes after the car has made a quick escape!
for some reason the youtube box is broken so here is the link THE VIDEO

Comments

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tanroj made it!(author)2012-06-05

why we need to open and join again i think this is cheating like because car is already ready but you instructed that to open and join it.

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mistermakesalot made it!(author)2012-02-12

I was just wondering what type of car that is?

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Chowmix12 made it!(author)2011-03-26

Maybe use something like this:
https://www.instructables.com/id/AIRSOFT_GRENADE_with_pull_pin/

Use a string to connect to the ring. add enough string so that your car can reach full speed and quickly drive away pulling the ring and, well you know the rest. :)

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techturtle2 made it!(author)2010-07-07

wow. the fireworks in london are HUGE! I live in the USA and I have never seen a firework that big!

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sharlston made it!(author)2011-01-02

Its a small car

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DaRealNapstah made it!(author)2010-05-23

Are you French, dude?? ('cause I noticed that the firecracker is a french brand that I always use).

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venchilla96 made it!(author)2010-03-10

well you could have a strike anywhere match attatched to the car and use skills to light it

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19samman98 made it!(author)2010-01-31

ji have a car like that its awesome also sweet instructable

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meat+grinder made it!(author)2009-11-23

i want firecrackers NOT FAIR

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meat+grinder made it!(author)2009-11-23

why not use a pencil sharpener

and

WHATS THE POINT OF PUTTING SPIKES ON THE CAR?
there not on very neat

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goeon made it!(author)2008-11-05

What type of firecracker was that

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%3DSMART%3D made it!(author)2008-11-07

Oh i bought it in France, i think its called "Le petard du bison"

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goeon made it!(author)2008-11-07

odd name

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%3DSMART%3D made it!(author)2008-11-07

yea lol

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santy22 made it!(author)2009-06-09

it actually means OMG RUN AWAY OR UR SCREWD! LOL

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metroid121 made it!(author)2009-03-31

haha i have a black car like that :D i now have a project whoo lol :DD p.s. those spikes..brilliant :D

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%3DSMART%3D made it!(author)2009-04-04

lol thanks

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runthunter246 made it!(author)2009-04-02

whats the point of the spikes?

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%3DSMART%3D made it!(author)2009-03-26

I was a noob..

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codongolev made it!(author)2008-12-06

I would add some sort of spark mechanism. maybe buy a car with headlights, then use the wires to the headlights and somehow amp it up or use a relay to make a spark from the headlights. then put the fuse of the firecracker right in the electrodes and light it if need be.

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Pancakeslayer made it!(author)2008-11-21

me and my firends did something similar to this, we modded rc cars and battled, i had a frontloader and i made a flamethrower on it by putting a can of WD-40 upside down above thte thing that the front lifts up and it would hit the sprayer and it would spray on a stick with lit napalm gel on it and it was pretty tight

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Kaiven made it!(author)2008-11-21

Hmmmm.... I wanna build a battle bot now...

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%3DSMART%3D made it!(author)2008-11-21

lool

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Mattrox made it!(author)2008-06-22

Definition for ROBOT A machine that can automatically do tasks normally controlled by humans and mostly is used to perform repetitive tasks on an assembly line.

so if you simply add to little sharp sticks to the top of a crap 5 dollar car it is definetly not a robot it is a rc car with skewers on glued on top.

As for advice try to get better pics, put boxes in them because some people are dum enough to not not what certian things are, try to explain things nicely
(because sometimes you understand it only because youve done it)

Also all that gave =smart= crappy comments calm down this instructable is not called make a robot it is called Remote-Control Car modifications and if he put in a contest it is his choise besides its not like smatr is gona win anything so lay off
No offence intended to anybody

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jeffconnelly made it!(author)2008-08-19

"...because some people are dum enough..." To spell dumb wrong

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%3DSMART%3D made it!(author)2008-10-29

hahahahahahaha Nice :D

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Mattrox made it!(author)2008-08-19

right now im think man am i dum ahh I meant dumB

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ekulmeekul made it!(author)2008-07-10

hey, he is quite within his right to put it in the robot contest, plus it is a robot, it has been electronically programed to perform a certain task when instructed. so there! (not made to offend)

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Mattrox made it!(author)2008-07-10

he did not program it. so he cant take credit

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sadunpererarules made it!(author)2008-09-26

haha. wen i saw u said bomb deployer. i though u meant those tiny little mothers. but then i scrolled down. n WOW, that thing was BIG. then i rembered that the car was tiny and so was the firecracker. haha

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%3DSMART%3D made it!(author)2008-09-26

the fire cracker is actually quite big !

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cool%21 made it!(author)2008-04-28

Lol! I really thought for a sec that you were going to set off a fire cracker in your house!

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Bartboy made it!(author)2008-05-05

So did I!

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jeffconnelly made it!(author)2008-08-19

ditto

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Xellers made it!(author)2008-09-09

same here....

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%3DSMART%3D made it!(author)2008-04-28

hahaha lol

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Whaleman made it!(author)2008-06-21

You could, theoretically and with heavy modification, turn the spikes into a rail for a model rocket engine. The engine could be ignited with a small electrical spark triggered by the remote control (you would probably have to sacrifice a feature of the car, such as turning the front wheels). The major downside to this would probably be the high probability of completely burning down your car and/or house/neighbor's house.

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mettaurlover made it!(author)2008-05-07

idea for weapon: top mounted tassssseeeeeerrrrrr........ Fun. Evil. But fun.

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%3DSMART%3D made it!(author)2008-05-07

lol :D

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Nameless37 made it!(author)2008-06-18

evil brother+Remote car with firecracker= TOTAL PAYBACK!!!!!!!!

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%3DSMART%3D made it!(author)2008-06-19

lol :D

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Nameless37 made it!(author)2008-06-18

You shoud make a match with the fuse attached to the top of the match, then tape the match down to the car, and make the match stricker on the wheel so when you move it lights the match which light the fuse, which causes big pyro explosion. YAY!

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Patrik made it!(author)2008-04-16

Nah - He joins a long and noble tradition! ;-)

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struckbyanarrow made it!(author)2008-04-16

dude how did your comment get posted at 5;56 pm if its11;10 right now?

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mettaurlover made it!(author)2008-05-07

he is in a different time zone, and in a different day, as you can clearly see.

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ac1D made it!(author)2008-04-16

rofl

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%3DSMART%3D made it!(author)2008-04-16

lol, mine is not great but its certainly better than that :D lol

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whatsisface made it!(author)2008-04-17

Apart from that was meant as an outright joke.

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GorillazMiko made it!(author)2008-04-16

It's not a robot, you just added on two sharp sticks and painted a red thing.

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%3DSMART%3D made it!(author)2008-04-16

thank you we have had that discussion below

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