Wanted to make your own robot but couldn't afford the fancy H-Bridge IC's or etch your own PCB? Want a quick and dirty method of making your own wheeled robot? Then you're in luck, but if you want to make your own wheeled robot AND have a quick and dirty wireless controller for anything then you're REALLY in luck.
1 Tyco RC Air Rebound
2 Philips Screw Drivers one smaller than the other one, I don't know the sizes of the ones I used.
1 Arduino Uno
1 Soldering Iron
Plasticard (Not used, but will be used in an update)
Step 1: : Removing Power
Switch the RC Car off and remove the battery by flipping it over (Switch facing down) and rotating the latches, and flipping the cover down. (If the car has already been switched off, or the battery removed, proceed straight to step 2)
Step 2: : Removing the drive wheels
Grip one of the two drive wheels with one hand (To keep them from moving) and with your free hand use a Philips head screwdriver to remove the wheel (Repeat for the other wheel)
Step 3: : Removing the big wheel
Grab the smaller of the two sides (if you have the battery compartment facing up and towards you, it’ll be on the left) Start unscrewing the front wheel (The green one). Once you’ve unscrewed that side flip it over and unscrew the other side.
Then flip it back over so the smaller of the two sides is facing you.
You should see five screws (Four in a square and one in a deep hole) remove all the screws then gently remove the side bar and the main wheel.