Introduction: Remote Control Power Wheels ATV Safe for Kids Under $150 !!!

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This instructable will show you how to make a safe Remote control Power Wheels for kids UNDER $150.

Parts:List :

Power Wheels ATV $99

Remote control $25

steering servo $5

Speed Control $12

steering linkage $3

Battery plug $4

Things you will need :


Drill and bits

Solder iron

Dremel Tool


Step 1: The Electronics and Power Wheels ATV

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You will need

Remote and receiver 27mhz 2.4 ghz or what ever you want. Im using a 27mhz Traxxas TQ3 controller and 3 channel 27mhz receiver.

Electronic speed control This is a basic electronic speed control.

Steering Servo This is a standard 1/10 steering servo. You can use larger 1/8 servo for better steering.

Power Wheels ATV You can find all types of power wheels online to try this with.

Step 2: Open the Power Wheel Up

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you will want to splice into the battery with tamiya connector

Step 3: Add Servo and Speed Control

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you will need to add the steering servo in the front.

Add receiver and speed controller.

Step 4: Add Wires From Motor to Speed Controller

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connect all wires to speed controller and receiver.

you will use the stock battery.

close it up and your done.


codeslayer (author)2016-06-29

Some time ago I bought a electric car for my grandson which already had a remote control implemented. The only drawback was that it didn't have a real speed controller but only run/stop/reverse buttons and for steering move to left/right buttons.
I always thought about implementing a smoother speed control (also for the gas pedal in the car) and a steering system that works like the one for rc-cars.
The biggest problem in my opinion is to find a low-cost servo or actuator for the steering since you need a relatively high torque to control the wheels.
You suggest a "standard 1/10 steering servo" - is this one really strong enough to do that job? I'm missing the part of the instructions which show how you mounted the servo to the steering wheel/bar and how it works when the driver want's to take over control. How did you solve the concurrency problem?

TomH83 (author)2016-06-29

Thanks for the post.. looks like fun

Wesley666 (author)2016-06-27

What if your child is over $150? lol

But play on words aside, cool idea, although is the steering servo absolutely necessary? If you have control over forward and reverse and speed control, I imagine a small child could still steer themselves.

The steering servo is not necessary.

morangina (author)2016-06-26

good idea...

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