Processors

Video: How to build a 3D-printed, Arduino-powered RC rover

15 September 2020

A maker has a created an Arduino-powered RC rover that can be used for backyard exploration.

The 3D-printed frame includes print-in-place tracks, allowing the toy to traverse rough terrain. The vehicle is powered by an Arduino Uno board that controls the two motors with the help of an L298N driver module.

A servo-mounted FPV camera resides on top of the toy, allowing users to look left and right without swinging the body around. The user interface consists of a nano-based remote with communication handled via a pair of nRF21L01 radio transceivers.

In a video by maker MoreMorris, the RC rover is seen traveling over grass and off road terrain in a backyard while the camera records what is being seen and helping with movement. During exploration of the backyard, the maker discovers a lost nerf bullet among the shrubbery.

In order to build an RC rover, check out the list of parts and instructions on Instructables.

To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com


Powered by CR4, the Engineering Community

Discussion – 0 comments

By posting a comment you confirm that you have read and accept our Posting Rules and Terms of Use.
Engineering Newsletter Signup
Get the Engineering360
Stay up to date on:
Features the top stories, latest news, charts, insights and more on the end-to-end electronics value chain.
Advertisement
Weekly Newsletter
Get news, research, and analysis
on the Electronics industry in your
inbox every week - for FREE
Sign up for our FREE eNewsletter
Advertisement
Find Free Electronics Datasheets
Advertisement