Introduction: Solar RC Car
A rc car with two solar panels strapped up top for charging power. (Sorry no images) video coming soon. This is my first Instructable so be as honest as you can be
Step 1: Scavenge the Parts
The first thing is to get the parts. You will need:
-Scavenged chargeable rc car (the bigger the better)
-two 12 volt solar panels (flexible is best)
-1-2 diodes (two if you recharge the controller battery)
-(optional) panel for controller that is close to its voltage
-(optional but recommended) old computer fan whatever size works
Step 2: Wire the Panels to Car
First is to pull the car apart. You need pull the body of the top of the car. Then find the positive and negative terminals of the pcb in the car. If there is a cover over the pcd drill holes to run wires through. Take the two 12 volt solar panels and solder wires on them (make sure you have enough to lay the solar panel next to the car with the cover of). Solder the diode on the positive terminal. Then run the wires through the holes and solder in them parallel to the diode and negative terminals. leave the cover of for the next step.
Step 3: Wire the Fan to the Car
This is simple. Wire this to either the positive and negative terminals on the rc car pcb or one of the solar panels. Close the car up.
Step 4: Wire the Controller
This is simple too. take the small solar panel. wire to long wires on the panel. Solder the wires to the terminals inside the controller. Make sure you drill wholes for the wires to come out of. Then your done.
Step 5: Driving
set up the panel, make sure the car was or is sitting in the sun and drive.