So this is my first instructable and I hope you like it. I made this wooden chassis for my arduino RC car and I hope this inspires fresh tinkerers. Wood is actually a bit easy to work on without special tools and small pieces are readily available everywhere.
I didn't thought that i would be writing an instructable so i took all the things apart and made it again. So there are a lot of holes in the wood but each has a job so don't be afraid.
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Step 1: Gather Materials
All You need is assorted variety of wood but I will tell be telling you what I used.
Hardware Store Shopping list:
- 5 mm plywood.(even pieces would do good)
- 10 mm wood board.(prefer the softest one if you lack tools)
- assorted screws, nuts and bolts.(see image)
- That's it!!
Electronic store Shopping list(or wherever you get your hobby supplies)
- 2 x Main wheels
- 1 x castor wheel
- 2 x geared dc motors
- Soldering kit
- Did I told I am low on tools?
Step 2: Design the Things Up
Keeping it short and simple,
- Cut the 5 mm plywood into a rectangle whose width is equal to the combine width of both motors(see image for reference).
- Cut a 10 mm board piece of equal width but height equal to that of motors standing vertical and place it on the edge of plywood.
- Align the motors close to it.
- Prepare a box which can encase your micro controller(mine is Uno R3) using tacks.
- Screw them up tight.
I didn't gave dimensions as they may vary.
I don't know why i hammered these many screws but you may use a bit less.
Step 3: Wheels of Fortune ;)
Short an' Simple,
- Drill a big hole at last to fit your castor wheel and screw it tight.
- Screw your main wheels to motors.
That's the end of our chassis build.
You may further cut a plywood piece to close the arduino casing and a wood block to fill the gap b/w motors as i did.
Step 4: My FINAL Project!
This was my final project. It's specs,
- Ultrasonic distance Sensing.
- 2-wheel drive
- Wooden Claw
- Max speed- Incredibly slow(i don't know what's the problem with these motor but they do have incredible torque)
- Proximity alarm(piezo buzzer)
- Back light (U Can't C them)
- 10000 mah power bank(never ending)
- Bluetooth controlled
I wrapped it in tape to hide the wood (and my low wood working skills). Some may find it ugly but "Beauty Resides in Ugliness"-Picasso(something like that only)
I will be writing instructables on how to prepare the claw and the program and circuit.Till then Have FUN!
I am open to comments and questions and please vote wherever you find it.