Introduction: Remote-Control Car Modifications

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


tanroj (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.

mistermakesalot (author)2012-02-12

I was just wondering what type of car that is?

Chowmix12 (author)2011-03-26

Maybe use something like this:

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. :)

techturtle2 (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!

sharlston (author)techturtle22011-01-02

Its a small car

DaRealNapstah (author)2010-05-23

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

venchilla96 (author)2010-03-10

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

19samman98 (author)2010-01-31

ji have a car like that its awesome also sweet instructable

meat grinder (author)2009-11-23

i want firecrackers NOT FAIR

meat grinder (author)2009-11-23

why not use a pencil sharpener


there not on very neat

goeon (author)2008-11-05

What type of firecracker was that

=SMART= (author)goeon2008-11-07

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

goeon (author)=SMART=2008-11-07

odd name

=SMART= (author)goeon2008-11-07

yea lol

santy22 (author)=SMART=2009-06-09

it actually means OMG RUN AWAY OR UR SCREWD! LOL

metroid121 (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

=SMART= (author)metroid1212009-04-04

lol thanks

runthunter246 (author)2009-04-02

whats the point of the spikes?

=SMART= (author)2009-03-26

I was a noob..

codongolev (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.

Pancakeslayer (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

Kaiven (author)2008-11-21

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

=SMART= (author)Kaiven2008-11-21


Mattrox (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

jeffconnelly (author)Mattrox2008-08-19

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

=SMART= (author)jeffconnelly2008-10-29

hahahahahahaha Nice :D

Mattrox (author)jeffconnelly2008-08-19

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

ekulmeekul (author)Mattrox2008-07-10

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)

Mattrox (author)ekulmeekul2008-07-10

he did not program it. so he cant take credit

sadunpererarules (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

=SMART= (author)sadunpererarules2008-09-26

the fire cracker is actually quite big !

cool! (author)2008-04-28

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

Bartboy (author)cool!2008-05-05

So did I!

jeffconnelly (author)Bartboy2008-08-19


Xellers (author)jeffconnelly2008-09-09

same here....

=SMART= (author)cool!2008-04-28

hahaha lol

Whaleman (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.

mettaurlover (author)2008-05-07

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

=SMART= (author)mettaurlover2008-05-07

lol :D

Nameless37 (author)=SMART=2008-06-18

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

=SMART= (author)Nameless372008-06-19

lol :D

Nameless37 (author)=SMART=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!

struckbyanarrow (author)2008-04-16

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

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

ac1D (author)struckbyanarrow2008-04-16


Patrik (author)2008-04-16

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

=SMART= (author)Patrik2008-04-16

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

whatsisface (author)=SMART=2008-04-17

Apart from that was meant as an outright joke.

GorillazMiko (author)2008-04-16

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

=SMART= (author)GorillazMiko2008-04-16

thank you we have had that discussion below

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