[SATLUG] Little Vehicle

Don Davis dondavis at reglue.org
Thu Dec 13 10:20:46 CST 2012

That's awesome.

On 12/13/2012 10:18 AM, buddylee48 wrote:
> I'm actually making a ps3 controller steered (read bluetooth) rc car using
> a raspberry pi, a simple circuit and an rc hobby battery.
> I'm doing it for a class that I TA and will be finishing it today
> (hopefully heh). Id be happy to post a BOM, code, schematic, etc.  The most
> expensive piece is the battery, followed by the RPi. Everything else is
> cheap.
> Cody
> On Dec 13, 2012 10:11 AM, "Don Davis" <dondavis at reglue.org> wrote:
>> The guy who made, Frederick,  it is part of XCSSA. He said he got the
>> wheel frame from Adafruit. The wireless components were Xbee controllers
>> also available from Adadfruit or the Maker Shed.
>> The steel plate was found. The posts and some mounting boards were made
>> by him. The microcontrollers were proprietary. And the interface -
>> proprietary and looked expensive.
>> I've made something similar with a WRT54GL. I'd recommend it as a
>> soldering project for 14 and up.
>> If that seems too iffy, look at Maker shed, adafruit etc. for Arduino
>> robot kits. It might be cool to do this with a Raspberry Pi - which is
>> about the same in cost.
>> On 12/13/2012 10:03 AM, Andy wrote:
>>> There was a neat little, remote-controlled, tracked vehicle at the
>>> Christmas party.  I casually assumed that it was a clever home-brew.
>>> Over night, I realized that it also could have been built from a kit. If
>>> so, it would be a great gift for a teen-age grandson.  So, was it pure
>>> home-brew, a kit, or a mixture?
>>> Andy Pickens
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