RC Pumpkin

About: I like regular robotics and combat robotics. I also like just about anything that has to do with instructables.

Intro: RC Pumpkin

This is an instructable on how to build a RC pumpkin

Supplies needed-

-1 fake pumpkin
-carving tools
-vacuum
-pen
-small RC car (around 1:28 scale), I used a xmod for this project
-hot glue
-small amount of plastic


Step 1: Step 1: Carve the Pumpkin

First you have to carve out the circular top part just like on a real pumpkin. Then if you want to you can carve out designs. I did not carve designs on this pumpkin because it surprises you more when a pumpkin is there and then all of the sudden it starts driving away.

DON'T FORGET TO CUT AT AN ANGLE OTHERWISE THE LID WILL FALL THROUGH

Step 2: Step 2: Adding the RC Car

Cut a rectangle big enough to fit the RC car into, but make sure that the front end and the rear end have a tight fit so that the car will stay in place and be easier to glue. Then cut around the tires so they can move freely (Pic3).

Step 3: Step 3: Glue the Car In

Glue the front and rear ends to the pumpkin and then glue a small piece of plastic over the glue holding the front end in. This serves as reinforcement.

Now your remote control pumpkin is ready to go. You can scare people with it and just have fun with it. It's strange when you see a pumpkin driving around.

Step 4: Video

This is a video of the pumpkin in action.

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    jcaresheets

    6 years ago on Introduction

    My 8 year old son and I both really like this pumpkin. Not sure if anyone else said this, I suspect someone has mentioned it. But if someone was to carve a face on it of some kind I would seriously suggest a flickery LED light for the candle look.

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    ilpug

    7 years ago on Introduction

    this is one of the randomest things i can think of. i love the idea of taking some weird object ad making it RC mobile. this might be good do with a roadcone or a coffee can or a beer can or anything else. love it!

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    loserpoo

    8 years ago on Introduction

    i went on ebay and ive known atomicmods and both dont have any thing ceap but thanks for ansewering

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    It isn't really "intact" I probably have the pieces, but you could use the chassis of any evo xmod, if it is the body you are interested in, it has been painted a different color.  Sorry but I don't really want to go to all the work to sort out shipping and everything, especially since I don't really use xmods any more.  I'm sure that you can find a mustang body for a very low price on ebay, or you can try atomicmods, they have about everything for small RC, and that is where I got upgrades for my xmods when I used to race them.

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    punkhead58

    8 years ago on Step 4

    Hehe....I like it. If you're into Arduino, an autonomous pumkin would be even cooler.

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    reywolf

    9 years ago on Introduction

    you could add a gyroscope and make the whole pumpkin roll with a bit more work i saw a basket ball like that on here

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    jeff-o

    9 years ago on Introduction

    I like this idea, it's clever! You could even make it into a jack-o-lantern by carving a face and illuminating it with LEDs.

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    JaredsProjectsjeff-o

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Yes, I was planning on doing that, but it is more surprising without the face. I might still do that though.