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How can I add controls to my rc car,i want to put on some king of lighs....? Answered

How can I add controls to my rc car,i want to put on some king of lighs....so i want to add a switch on the controler and when i press it a LED should turn on on the car...please help.....!!!

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rickharris (author)2012-03-13

Thinking about it you could place a switch so that it is operated at say full right lock - this could turn on the light and full left turn them off.

ie. make a mechanical link to something your car already does. this was quite common in the highly restricted days of single channel radio control.

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Re-design (author)2012-03-13

If you have an unused channel you can get switches that plug in in place of a servo that can control your leds. You should add separate batteries for the leds.

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Rob311 (author)2012-03-13

OR you figure out a way to run the throttle channel through a micro controller (either direct, or Y is off) and when the PWM hits a certain point you can turn on the lights. I did something with a Basic Stamp a while go and it worked great, but it never got small enough to fit in the car without modding the plastic shell.

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mpilchfamily (author)2012-03-13

That would involve getting another transmitter and receiver and integrating them into your remote and car.

Something like this:
http://www.robotshop.com/seeedstudio-315mhz-rf-low-cost-transmitter-receiver-pair.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=base&utm_campaign=jos

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rickharris (author)2012-03-13

You will need extra channels available on your transmitter. OR add an extra transmitter/receiver to the car which may not be possible and will anyway be messy.

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