Thursday, 27 December 2007

The Next Project

After the success of the LCD project, I have set myself a bigger challenge - to make a robot.

After clearing out my old toy room at home I found a cheap radio controlled car which still worked. After regressing a couple of years and playing with it I decided to take the screwdriver to it and salvage it. Hoping to find a self-contained RF transmitter which I could just google for a datasheet and use in my own projects, unfortunately since the toy is over ten years old, inside all I found was a tightly packed circuit board populated entirely by discrete, dated, components. Over the next few weeks I will document the process of converting it into a PIC controlled car complete with sensors of some sort or other. Suggestions, however radical are welcommed on the comments section below.

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