One of the great features of this rover is its durability. Since I used a Morphibian RC car to create this, this spy vehicle can travel just about anywhere and can even tackle the hardest terrain. Another neat feature is the fact that the camera can be tilted up and down with a remote which you can't do with the brookstone rover unless you do it manually.
I was inspired to make this because...
- I wanted to show my friend that I could build a rover better than his.
- I wanted to use my remote control machines kit.
- I wanted to create something even better than my first ipod rover.
You should make this because...
- Each step is explained in detail, making it easy to build.
- It doesn't cost as much as the brookstone rover and it has some cooler features.
- It is awesome!
The videos show both the view from the rover and the view from the person controlling the rover.
I hope you enjoy building your iPod touch Spy Rover!
Step 1: Materials/ Tools
- Thames and Kosmos Remote Control Machines Kit (The specific pieces are shown in the picture and listed below)
- A morphibian (I used the blue shark one)
- A hot glue gun (with glue)
- 2 iPod touches (it can really be done with an iPod touch and any other facetime enabled device but I chose to use 2 iPod touches)
- 2 rubber bands
- AA batteries (only needed if you don't already have them in your morphibian and remote control machines kit)
- A screwdriver
Specific pieces from Remote Control Machines kit:
x1- Extra Long Axle
x1- Medium Axle
x1- Battery Pack
x1- Rod Connector
x1- Worm Gear II
x3- Small Gears
x1- Two-To-One Converter
x6- Anchor Pins
x1- Part Seperator Tool
x7- Square Frame
x1- Geared Motor With Wire Connector
x2- 11 Hole Rod (gray)
x2- 3-Hole Rod
x2- 3 Hole Duo Rod
x1- Remote Controller
x1- Long Frame