Intro: Remote-Controlled AT-AT Robot (Star Wars)
My friend recently made a beautiful Star Wars AT-AT desktop organizer and being the technology enthusiast that I am, I knew I could make it one notch better by making it movable controlled by an RC remote.
I've managed to convince her to let me "borrow" her AT-AT so I can take it apart and control it! And that's exactly what I did! So here's a guide for you on how to make a super cool Remote Controlled AT-AT Robot.
Step 1: Make the Torso and Legs
Follow my friend's guide on how to make the torso and the head of the AT-AT
Step 2: Glue the Servos
Glue the servo motors onto the side of the torso with the servo horn parallel to the length of the torso.
Step 3: Glue the Legs
Glue the legs onto the servo horn. Don't worry too much about centreing it, since you can always trim it later.
Step 4: Wiring
Plug in all the servos to the receiver, from the very bottom with the order signal-vcc-ground.
Connect the a small battery onto the body of the AT-AT to power the servo motor. You can power it with as little as 3.3V to as much as 7.2V, so a standard battery pack will do. Or if you want to hide the battery like I did stack some tiny coin cells and glue it to the side and glue it to a spliced servo wire.
Step 5: Trim
Trim the servo motors by adjusting the trim knobs (as shown on the picture) of your RC Transmitter until the legs are entered.
Step 6: Enjoy!
Enjoy you're super awesome RC Controlled AT-AT Robot!!!