Instructables: question - remote-control Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:19:01 PDT BLOX v1.01 How can I make an rc signal repeater to extend rc toy range ? christodouloskech I few week ago I bought a small rc car. Its receiver receives only a few meters away from the transmitter (approximately 3-4 m) . I like the car beacuse it's small however its range is too small. I thought that I could make some kind of a signal repeater or responder (I don't know which is more apro...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:36:57 PDT
what is meant by ESCs calibration? Bam Boy I know how to calibrate ESCs on the quad-copter. Howver, I dnt understand the concept of calibration. What is meant by ESC callibrarion? what happens when we calibrate the ESCs? is it so they move synchronously or so the PWM signal reaches each ESC at the same time?
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:25:25 PDT
Connect ESCs with RC receiver? Bam Boy I am trying to connect 4 ESCs with a FlySku 6 Channel Receiver. I managed to connect all four of them to the throttle channel and it works fine. However, is it possible to connect them to other channels wiht them being plugged in the throttle channel at the same time? I am making a quad-copter and I...
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 07:03:52 PDT
vexnet upgrade kit? kjsrocks i have a oldstyle vex controll kit (bulky controller and pic 0.5 cortex) and i am running out of controlls on my joystick so i was wondering if i could use a new joystick and the vexnet upgrade kit to gain more controlls
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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:28:28 PST
which RC transmitter to buy for my quadcopter? Bam Boy I am trying to buy a RC Transmitter for my quadcopter that I made myself. However, I am not sure which transmitter should I buy that would satisfy my requirement. I just need 4 channel (Basic channel) communication; nothing complicated. Will this be suitable:
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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 10:53:07 PST
FPV Quad-copter Build? joselalala I want to build a Quadcopter with some specifications: -GoPro Hero3 Mount -Additional wireless onboard FPV camera -About a 2 mile range -GPS to return to certain location  -30 minute battery life My budget would be around $200-500 Is this build possible? If so, is my budget enough? or is it going to...
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Sun, 16 Feb 2014 17:27:54 PST
do you need a wireless router at location of a wireless camera?? teammaggard
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 08:18:14 PST
Can I control the height of quadcopter using MPU 6050? Bam Boy Is there a way that I can control the height of the quadcopeter using the MPU 6050? I know that the accelerometer and the gyroscope are used to measure the angular acceleration and the orientations respectively and stabilise the flight. But how would you measure the height of the quadcopter?
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Wed, 5 Feb 2014 10:21:06 PST
How to control the height of Quadcopter? Bam Boy Hi, Is there a way to control the height of the quadcopter using the MPU 6050. I know that the sensors i.e. accelerometers and gyroscope measure the orientation of the copter and stabilizes them but how would u measure or like control the height of the copter? Is the controlling of height depends o...
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Wed, 5 Feb 2014 10:17:54 PST
Can I use a RC TOY transmitter to control an advanced receiver? Zafictus I have one of those micro rc cars.The car died and I'm experimenting with its parts. I was wondering if it's possible for a simple Tx ,like this one, to control an advanced Rx connected with a Brushless ESC. By simple I mean single speed(forward without ESC) and with advanced those used for example ...
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Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:58:35 PST
How would I go about making a universal IR remote for different items? Kierankelly Basically I have got to many remotes in my house for turning on and off different things like lights, radios, etc and I would like to have just one remote to control all of this, I looked around the website to try and find a resource that could help me create some device that I could capture IR code...
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Sun, 5 Jan 2014 14:46:09 PST
How to mod a toy grade rc car? Shayon Khaled I have a mjx 1:14 bmw m3. This things go pretty fast and uses 5 battery=. So it's use 7.4 volt. Now I am thinking to wire 2 4v lead acid battery so it will get 8v and save my money to replace batteries. But I got another Idea. Can I upgrade the stock transistor so I can wire a 9v battery for a serio...
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Tue, 31 Dec 2013 07:57:26 PST
How to make a simple IR remote and the Receiver circuit? danyelo I have an Pot with dc motor (i dont know how they are named). I want to command the dc motor to go the volume up and down. What i need and how i do it? Please help !!
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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 10:18:22 PST
Waterproofing RC servo connections? David97 Hi everyone. I have used epoxy to waterproof my RC receivers. I have thought that there is no need to waterproof the connections because it is only 6V and not enough to corrode the connectors. I still want to be able to swap my receivers between models. I have splashed through puddles before but not...
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Sun, 24 Nov 2013 18:42:46 PST
How to mount a wheel to a weed eater engine (direct drive) when building an r/c car? epicnoobpwn I want to use a weed eater engine to make a fast r/c car. I have already stripped the engine down to it's basic components (removed all the plastic leaving only the bare engine) to make it easier to mount to a to the vehicle. I pulled an 8" pneumatic wheel off of a Razor electric scooter which i pla...
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Sun, 10 Nov 2013 08:56:41 PST
how would i make an electromagnetic switch for the camcorder zoom? leumas2855 Hi, lots of new camcorders no longer come with an old fashioned remote, but sometimes only with a wifi option. I would like to have/make a switch that sits on top of the camcorder to hold the zoom control temporarily in the right (telemode) or left (wide mode) position, basically what you do if you ...
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Wed, 23 Oct 2013 04:48:43 PDT
How do i change the RC frequencies? Tomagedon I have gotten a RC helicopter from a friend but it has no controller and the IC chip is soldered in and the frequency is 40Mhz . So I was wondering how I can change the frequencies from one controller so that I can use it on my helicopter.
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Mon, 23 Sep 2013 20:46:26 PDT
Can you reprogram an RC control to work on an other remote control car ? mayer06
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Mon, 16 Sep 2013 16:51:18 PDT
When will the winners of the RC contest be announced? ScratchBuiltAircraft When will the winners of the RC contest be announced? Its been stuck on "Winners will be announced soon" for awhile
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Thu, 12 Sep 2013 18:09:01 PDT
Can we redraw these circles in the remote control circuit board? kevivnajar Dear Experts, Attached picture is of the Philips home theatre remote control. It actually has 12 buttons but only 8.5 of them are visible clearly on the circuit board. The last row is totally invisible and those buttons doesn't work as well. Can you please help me with some tips to get it fixed. Thi...
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Sun, 1 Sep 2013 09:42:56 PDT
How to change frequency on RC toys CeskoG2311 Hi , i just got this Rc Nikko Heavy metal, i think it's quite rare because i can't manage to find it anywhere in the Internet. So, it was an old lady who gave it to me on a garage sale, and it came with a rechargeable 7.2 v battery pack, but the controller was missing, and i don't know how much MHz ...
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Tue, 6 Aug 2013 07:52:16 PDT
Heavy aerial lift quadcopter? monty324 Hi, I am in a local competition where they are asking for a quadcopter that can lift a box of lead. The box weigh's 25kg. Yes, you read that right 25 kg. The rules state that it must be a quadcopter and it must fit in a meter by meter by meter cube. This limits the prop size to 500mm diameter unless...
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 07:07:01 PDT
what is exact voltage an IR led should need to get sharp beam ? kishore
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Mon, 24 Jun 2013 09:24:33 PDT
How should I connect ? Mrfatjonable I have a reciver and i want to make an rc car, But the reciver has to weak signal so I decided to use the reciver as a switch wich will connect the motor to the battery,but I dont know how to connect When the motor is spining forward,and and push the buton backward on the transmitter the poles chang...
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Sat, 25 May 2013 09:13:24 PDT
Remote Control UAV help? theboygenius I want to build a small UAV system with a limited budget, ~$350. I like it o transmit live video feed to a ground station with ~2 mile range if possible, and to record the video as it is being taken. A plane recommendation would be nice, but I figured i would buy a rather cheap one and upgrade the t...
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Thu, 23 May 2013 07:06:19 PDT
Do you think this motor will work/? jnajmy So im planing on making an electric skateboard and i need help choosing a motor. I found a good one that i think will work and do just fine. Can you guys help me out? Also is a motors power based on whats? because i know (2) 2000 watt motors will propel a human but i dont know if that is based off w...
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Sat, 16 Mar 2013 22:13:06 PDT
How to make a simple 1 channel Remote control? TimGear Hey guys, Basically I need to make a single channel RC, all it has to do it turn a light bulb on at the other end. I have got the transmitter and receiver ( VY48C 433MHz Tx/Rx Pair). my electronics knowledge is pretty basic, I need a decent diagram to follow, it would need to have the resistor val...
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Wed, 20 Feb 2013 07:19:31 PST
Can I fit Ps3 sixaxis componets in a NES controller case? carlsonbryant I dont have a sixaxis Ps3 controller to check, if you could post a picture of the circut board with a ruler next to it that would be great. Also I mean the Sixaxis one, not dual shock, without the rumblers for vibration.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:08:09 PST
weak IR signal on DS converter remote ? rosh26 Hi there, I recently borrowed a ds converter. I'm having trouble with the IR signal strength. The remote won't work until i'm in the range of 2 to 3 feet from the DS converter box. I'm thinking, it must be weak IR signal or brightness. Can you please suggest me ways to fix it.  Thanks in advance, ...
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Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:38:32 PST
rc car no longer accelerating? zack247 alright, so ive got this rc car, it runs off of a 7.2v battery pack and has variable speed and turning. it is not a hobby-grade car, but it is still something id like to hold onto. today, when i tried to drive it, i discovered it could not accelerate, forwards or reverse. it can steer fine, but tryi...
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Wed, 9 Jan 2013 19:27:29 PST
How to build a infrared transmitter & receiver ? Bobblehead Einstein I am on a build to make a led display for my room , i want to toggle it on/off  using a infrared remote & that is the part i have no idea how to do ( I am not good at IR circuit's ), Googled it but was unable to understand them. I would be greatly thankful  if someone could help me on how to make it...
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Mon, 17 Dec 2012 10:24:08 PST
I'm having problems using T6 Config with my FlySky!? knexpert1700 I've just recieved my FlySky transmitter and receiver from HobbyPartz and when I use the T6 Config software to configure the settings, only the horizontal-left joystick works with T6. The left knob works but the switch that controls the left one is on the right. Here's a video to make it easier to u...
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Tue, 4 Dec 2012 13:07:41 PST
Whats the diffrebce between BEC and UBEC? David97 Hi, i am putting together a robotics kit with lipo batterys. I need a lipo cutoff. From my understanding both BEC and UBEC are lipo cutoffs. I am not sure about what the function of both of them is but from my understanding BEC is a cut off that supplys the battery voltage. I think that UBEC is a l...
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Sun, 4 Nov 2012 17:07:18 PST
i have a curtis mathes older tv i need to find the code so i can use my universal rca remote? sonya85 i also need some help in how to do the steps in getting it to work please and thank you
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Sun, 4 Nov 2012 16:11:58 PST
Getting the right battery for what i have? georgesiete Recently brought a RC4WD Trail Finder 2 with Novak Eiger Crawling ESC/Rock Star Brushed Motor Crawler System (45T). I wanted to see if anyone can help me get the best battery setup for what I have. What i plan to do with the truck is do some light to moderate crawling and some trails. Need a battery...
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Sun, 21 Oct 2012 01:53:37 PDT
how do you make a light bar for a traxxas bandit? i have the original body.? rcfreak2 i have been wanting a light bar on my buggy for a year so that i can see where it is at night but i didnt want neon on it because its an off roader
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Wed, 17 Oct 2012 10:06:06 PDT
How can I build a remote wall outlet that is controlled from the light switch? Daday1974 Have you ever plugged a light into a wall and come to find out the light switch for that room isn't connected to that outlet? Well, I'm trying to figure out a way to make a device that plugs into the switched outlet and sends a signal to a receiver plugged into an outlet you want to be switched. Tha...
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Sun, 7 Oct 2012 21:31:58 PDT
How to control things remotely? [HELP]? knexpert1700 I'm looking for a way to control things remotely. I'm thinking of copying the board shown below which controls 2 motors, using an 8-bit code with an IR LED so each code that is entered can be recognized as a motor or light out of how ever many motors or lights I have, or something else. Can you giv...
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Sat, 8 Sep 2012 08:27:36 PDT
Can I hack a ps3 controll or blue tooth head set to make a single button Bluetooth remote Dangermike All I need is a blue tooth device to pair with my pc and one button that will ultimatly activate a button on my keyboard is this possible? 
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Wed, 1 Aug 2012 04:58:36 PDT
DIY Infrared range disappointing, TV left wanting more... earthtown I have constructed what I like to call a circuit...and maybe therein lies the problem. The folks over at have been gracious enough to post the schematic to the hardware that they also sell in the store. I have followed this as close as I could, however I have gone astray in 3 areas. PRO...
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Mon, 30 Jul 2012 11:51:57 PDT
I was wondering if anyone was familiar with what type of battery a jeff gordon 1/6 scale rc car uses rickcern Hi my friend has on of these RC cars and has the car and the battery but no charger and i have looked all over the internet.  i cant seem to find any specific information on the battery or what type of charger it uses
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Tue, 3 Jul 2012 13:03:51 PDT
UAVs? stevenzhang I was building my 4d rc plane, and then i thought if i could build a rc conputer controlled uav, and fly it over the neighbour s house, and with a pan and tilt camera, it would be nicer. and i don't even need to go to the flying field. I was wondering, if i could make a rc plane with more than 1 ho...
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Sat, 30 Jun 2012 18:29:16 PDT
What should I power my rc car based robot on? it uses 6 1.5v batteries. remo2 i have an erector rc car and i am using all of the interior components. The system runs on 6 1.5 volt batteries, and i want to reduce the amount of space that takes up. is there any other sort of battery(s) equel to 6 1.5volts?
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Wed, 20 Jun 2012 06:01:11 PDT
Would this automatic curtains / blinds controller design work? sonhy Hi all, I have been searching for ways to make an easy and cheap automatic curtains/blinds controller but have not really seen any that actually meets my basic needs but also does not require lots of complex IC components. Please let me know of any instructables I may have missed. So here is my de...
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Mon, 18 Jun 2012 10:08:32 PDT
Solar Powered Li-Ion battery? articz82 I have this Carrera RC car, and it runs on a Li-Ion battery. Li-Ion battery: 7,4 V – 900 mAh It is the Red Freezer Watergun Car, and the battery is on the bottom of the car. I wondered if anyone knows how i could cut the recharger wire (8,4 V – 500 mA) and attach it to a solar panel on the top of th...
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Sun, 17 Jun 2012 18:14:08 PDT
Wireless Remote Detonator for airsoft/paintball lug big lug Ok, before i get "look out, your going to be watched by the FBI, CIA, or CSS or any other Gov't agency that has initials" or "This is Illegal" it is not illegal to learn stuff like this. Information such as this is not illegal to know, be inquisitive about, or to build. It is how you use it that mak...
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Sat, 16 Jun 2012 21:24:49 PDT
How to stop false triggering in an 4017 IC based IR switch circuit ? Utsav25 I have found out this schematic for an Infra Red Switch that uses the 4017 counter IC .I have followed this schematic properly ,but the problem is, when ever I turn on the power, the circuit automatically tuns on even if there are no infra red signals received by the IR receiver. To stop this false ...
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Thu, 7 Jun 2012 01:48:37 PDT
I am looking for remote code for a Curtis LCD 1905A Flat screen tv? bob3485
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Tue, 29 May 2012 14:57:12 PDT
Homemade ROV camera mounting gmaynard I'm looking to set up a homemade ROV (probably using the SeaPerch or Seafox designs) and was wondering if anyone had successfully mounted a camera onto either of these systems. If so, I'd really appreciate it if you could shoot me a message. Thanks!
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Fri, 25 May 2012 12:28:13 PDT
Can I create an instructible in german that I made in english? jbaker22 Can I do this for any contest?
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Wed, 23 May 2012 11:51:23 PDT