Feb 21, 2012

Mini RC Car - Part 4

Back on track with 5v...continuing the Mini RC Car build.

So I couldn't wait on my 3.3v voltage regulator.  I decided to switch the car to 5v and use a good old 9v battery.  This is what it looked like when I tested the new power system:


This has to be the ugliest RC car ever made.

After getting over the look of the beast, I now have to do the following:

  • Test the servo
  • Clean up the electronics (there is still some quick prototyping part or assembly)
  • Make a more permanent stack assembly for the battery, power regulator and circuit board.
  • Programme the Arduino and the Android phone (remote)

This shouldn't be too long.  Here's the car running a test with the new power system:



To view the whole project, go here