Fun with Christmas Presents
RC toys are always fun, especially when you can add weapons…
I was given this RC car for christmas, and it came with a switch on the remote for lights you could turn on. I tore off the body and clipped the wires to the lights. It turns out they put out a nice 10v signal. I quickly grabbed my tiny breadboard and using its adhesive, glued it to the RC car ( there was a perfect plateau to fit it on).
I then bought the cheapest electric airsoft gun I could find (25$) and attacked it with my dremel…
With a 6v DC relay I put it all together and oila, a sweet RC car with some added zing. A real ankle biter.
Later I added a trigger for the gun where your pinky lies on the remote. It’s a bit easier to fire now, as you dont have to turn the light switch on and off… its a momentary push button switch.
Things you could improve:
-Add secondary weapon (bottle rockets)
-Minimize space taken up by the gun and try to mod it into the body of the car…
-Add 3 round burst (I’m thinking a 555 timer circuit)
-Encode messages within the 3rd channel. You could send a certain message to fire one shot, 3 shots, etc. Or you could add a third servo to horizontally aim the gun, and a special coordinate to fire it.
Stuff I hacked off the airsoft gun…
Simple Circuit. You can see I moved the battery housing (handle of the gun) to behind the breadboard.
Note: In the picture of the car, I have not yet added the diode. In this picture it would be on the right side and facing down.
the remote (with weapons trigger switch added near pinky)