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How to make a Remote Controlled Robot Car?

At this time, I have created a hub on technology and on how to make a remote-controlled robo toy car.

Here are the tips to make it:

COMPONENTS REQUIRED:

1. Chassis.

2. Remote Control Kit

3. Batteries.

4. Motors.

5. Wheels.

CHASSIS:

The main frame of the robot is the body which holds the motor, wheels, the receiver of the remote control kit and the batteries.

Motors can be used to drive a car which uses differential turning mechanism. This is the simplest steering possible and is achieved by turning one motor on and the other motor off to achieve steering. The on and off controlling of the motors is done using a remote control.

The chassis is where you can really apply imagination to make it as light as possible and suitable according to the challenge. What is essential to realise is that the weight of the motors is pretty standard and cannot be reduced beyond a certain extent. In a robot with limited power supply (i.e. a battery) the power-to-weight ratio has to be kept maximum. This can be done by limiting the weight of the chassis. Chassis can be made out of:

  1. Wood (using right angles to attach motors, drilling and attaching the front wheel is easy)
  2. Plastic (not easily available, but if found makes a very light chassis).
  3. Metal (most common chassis which is available at Lamington Road, not recommended because the motors can get misaligned very easily resulting in poor turning).
  4. Duct tape (alone can be used to attach the motors to each other, makes a fairly sturdy yet light chassis)
  5. Plastic pipes.

In a race, the lightest chassis is usually the best, whereas in a robowars kind of challenge, a heavier chassis might be advantageous.

REMOTE CONTROLLED KIT:

Making a remote control kit at the beginners level is a hard thing to do. I would suggest you go in for a readymade kit which is available online and requires no experience to run and is fairly a beginner proof.

Check out

www.robokits.org

BATTERIES:

Used for supplying power to a remote controlled car, rechargeable batteries are usually the best ones. I suggest you visit this shop called Pitambara at Lamington Road which sells only batteries. Otherwise a standard 300-500rpm motor runs well between 9V and 12V, and alkaline batteries of the brand Camelot or Zinc carbon batteries of brand Hi Watt. The appropriate series parallel combination can be used to provide more power than a standard battery can provide.

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MOTORS:

For a remote control car, we use geared DC motors. A DC motor is a low-torque, high-rpm motor which has to be geared down to reduce the speed and increase the torque. The gearing is done internally in motors available in the market. Motors convert electrical energy of the batteries to mechanical energy, which is used to drive the wheels. Motors should be of around 300-500 rpm and can be bought for around 200 INR (4 US dollars according to the current rate) at either Hindustan Electronics or Servo Electronics, both at Lamington Road. These motors should be connected with their shafts in a line with each other such that differential turning mechanism works.

WHEELS:

Wheels are mainly of two types in this basic car, one is the type attached to the motors at the back, which are used for steering, and another trolley (castor) wheel in front, which allows 360 degrees free rotation and avoids friction on the ground. The wheels can be put on the shafts either by using screws or by wrapping the shaft with masking tape first. The trolley wheel and masking tape are available at any hardware shop. The other two wheels may be bought out from a good collection at servo electronics.

Links to refer online for remote-controlled toy car making tips:

General Robotics in India (good forums, good to get an idea of the scope of robotics beyond human controlled robots):

www.roboticsindia.com

www.societyofrobots.com

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/booksbybibin/ (a good tutorial on basic electronics)

Happy Roboting..........

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Comments

Rayde lagariya on February 28, 2015:

I m student of B.E. ELECTRICAL.This article is very useful for me and every technical student. Lots of thanx ...

disha on August 24, 2014:

no use

lee on July 13, 2014:

Where is the blue prints

faisal. Khan on June 22, 2014:

Sir gives the circuit diagram for me

akash patel on March 16, 2014:

hello sir,

can u help me how make a remote control for a race?

vidyut jha on March 14, 2014:

sir can u help me to make rc car? if u will help me than i will thankful to u.and my email id is smilevidyut@gmail.com

vidyut jha on March 14, 2014:

sir can u help me to make rc car? if u will help me than i will thankful to u.

Ramesh.R on January 07, 2014:

Hi,i am Ramesh from chennai, any one can tell me how to make the wireless remote car, i going to start the home made wireless remote car business so please help me..?

my email id is : r.ram2012@gmail.com

Sijan on December 03, 2013:

Thanks alot for such helpful information but can you please say step by step how to create the remote controled robo car

Shashank on October 17, 2013:

soni tell me to make a rc aeroplane my email is shashankpridarshi@gmail.com

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on September 10, 2013:

Hi ramya you can get the parts at any store in your area selling RC equipment.

ramya on September 10, 2013:

where we can get all the requried for prepareing this one

usman kiani on August 20, 2013:

Sir i successfully make a toy car and its remote with wire but i want wireless so please guide me in making wireless remote control.

saurabh on August 04, 2013:

nice

sobhnath on June 14, 2013:

Sir your rc robot car is great. I give it the unlimited stars but the place where i am living is like a small town .will you please tell me how to make a remote controlled kit please

shiva on June 13, 2013:

please tell me how to make a remot control robot

roland on March 12, 2013:

hey im new to this and want some basic tips can u help me plz?whatsapp +96170174079

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on March 12, 2013:

Tell me which area you are living in?

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on March 12, 2013:

Tell me which area you are living in?

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on March 12, 2013:

Tell me which area you are living in?

ravi on March 10, 2013:

hi sir, can u please tell me where i can buy the wheels and other materials for my rc car

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on March 07, 2013:

What's this equation ameya

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on March 04, 2013:

Welcome buddy

jai on March 03, 2013:

actually i visited this web page to built robot for my frnd for his birthday as a gift.....he is very much interested in robotics.but now i too got much interest in this field sir...thank u for al ur useful information..

AMeya on February 12, 2013:

velocity= circumference*RPM

nithin md on January 14, 2013:

nice idea

sam on November 28, 2012:

i have to rce it....how can i increase its speed??? and how can its efficiency be increased?

mohd danish on November 15, 2012:

sir i want to make a rc car.plz tell me about parts and where meet.

mohd danish on November 15, 2012:

sir i want to make a rc car.plz tell me about parts and where meet.

patel rushabh r on September 15, 2012:

i want how to make wireless robot

slevin on September 12, 2012:

hi sir am a mechanical engineering student 200level i have been working on a car but i couldn't finish it up i need directives cause i want to start new one please am hoping with your help i'll be able to advance on what i already know and learn those i don't have any ideas on. i need to know how to set up the mechanical aspects how to get a remote control/produce one,how to get the parts and specifications of the parts and how to go about the production generally.Here's my email. teazycapable@rocketmail.com please sir i'll be hoping and waiting,thanks and i must say that its a wonderful thing u are doing here

Avishek on September 09, 2012:

i am a 1st year electrical engineering student.

i nid to make a robotic offroad car, wich shud be capable of making its way thru sand, water, mud, hills..

m thinking of making a tank like sumthing.

pls guide thru dis along wid d materials i will require.

will b highly grateful to you.

my email id- avi7avishek@gmail.com

pls reply asap. thnku.

shrinivas on September 07, 2012:

i want to create 2 robo for roborace and robowar so pls provide videos and information about construction of such robos on my email id shrinivas.potdar@yahoo.in

shubham on August 24, 2012:

he i am preparing for robo-race so need a circuit diagram for wireless robot , so pls can u provide that

my e-mail id is coolshubh700@gmail.com

kaushal1111 on August 21, 2012:

Hello Sir,

I want To make a car which is wirelessly controlled by a remote...

can u tell me that how can i make a remote controlled car....and if you can plz send me pdf of making a car to my email id thanx in advance

my e-mail id is-rajat.950@gmail.com

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on August 17, 2012:

okay great.

shashank sood on August 17, 2012:

want to buy ths car ..

kamal on August 10, 2012:

sir great to visit ur hub..i want to make remote controled car and with some aditional features in it..so plzz send me the exact data viz.circuit design,apartus etc..waiting for ur reply..hope ull help ur wellwishers..thankyou.. my email id is kiran_sai1768@yahoo.com

JYOTI RATHOR on July 30, 2012:

HI SIR I AM FINE

vinod kumar sahu on July 29, 2012:

I don't know make robotic car cntrolar and reciver please tell me make a simple robotic car.

vinodgpt467@gmail.com

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on July 06, 2012:

Sorry I am very busy.

avui on July 05, 2012:

sir can you teach me how to make a remote controller

masum bacha on July 03, 2012:

sir i m 1st yeas student. I want to build a car robot. But i don't know about microcontroler then what can i do

aryan malla on June 11, 2012:

ha i m also making a robot like that but i m nt getying instument to build it can u plz give an addres to make a robot with home instument

sahan on May 16, 2012:

hi sir plz can u help me? I wanna make wireles remote car...so i wanna know that how 2 make it so sir can u help me. But i have'nt e mail. So sir what im i do now. But i just wanna know it how to make it.

latheef on May 13, 2012:

to do robot plz give full information or videos

suhas_aP on April 27, 2012:

hi.... nice info. but i didn't get anything right.. im studying comp. and want to make wired remote controlled robo for competetion..... like robo soccer and robo race...so any ud=seful information does you hav...?

please email me at suhass505@gmail.com

waiting for your reply..........

subakumaran on April 26, 2012:

hi sir ......... i'm interested to make a remote controlled toy car / vehicle ........ could you suggest me ways to do that with out getting a rc kit ?

ajay on April 14, 2012:

is it easy to make?

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on March 27, 2012:

Hello friends, published a new article on robotics. How to Build a GSM Controlled Robotic Arm?

https://hubpages.com/games-hobbies/How-to-Build-a-...

ATUL on March 27, 2012:

HALLO.. SIR I M NEW HERE..YOU KNOW... I WANT TO MAKE WATER RACING ROBOT

akram on March 21, 2012:

awsome.............. may knw aal the componnats to build such car......with body design to alll til controling by remote...

my e mail id is akramhit@gmail.com

ABHISHEK SINGH on March 19, 2012:

HI SIR,

I AM PARTICIPATING IN NASA'S ROBO COMPATETION. SO NEED UR HELP TO CREATE A ROBO. SIR SO WOULD YOU GIVE ME IDEaa..PLZ MAIL ME MY MAIL ID IS ...

" ABHISHEK26999@G.MAIL.COM"

chester on March 14, 2012:

hi really nice work .. but i need to know the code which u used it to make remote control

Cybertron on March 10, 2012:

Thanks buddy for this info.. I really appreciate your work and i've made it myself for project... Thanks again... By the way. I'm trying for autobots. And have quit success in that. But the bot is not responding to the sensors and commands. Also when trying to reform, it dwells back to its original form without any command... I've checked the motors and reforming obstructions but all are working fine... May you help for this... Thanks in advance.

BHUSHAN(MECH) on March 09, 2012:

hi,..... its good to do..& impliment the robotics in our life and irs necessary

adit joshi on March 04, 2012:

hi sir

can you give me a block dia. of rc

rama krishna on February 28, 2012:

iwant to learn about robotics throughly.....plz send me a best robotics training centers in india.

sumit on February 26, 2012:

i'll try to make a robo car..help me

anil kumar on February 24, 2012:

hey my wish to make a robot please help me my

himanshu nagpal on February 18, 2012:

Robotic stuff is awesome. I am a student. Give me the basic circuit of this...

swapnil on February 14, 2012:

hey i like to invent from very begining at the age of 10 please gie any more information u may call my cell no is 8574019499

Valentine paulo on February 11, 2012:

I am trying to invent a homemade remote control car can u tell me how to do it. Pls send to my email valentinepaulo@yahoo.com

Valentine paulo on February 10, 2012:

Indeed am a final year student of high school; i want to know how to produce a remote car and send me amap

YHDESAI on February 09, 2012:

I WANT TO MAKE ROBO CAR FOR RACE.PLEASE HELP ME.

Sonu on February 09, 2012:

Hi sir.

I am participating in a robo race .so need ur help to create a car..sir so would you give me ideaa..plz mail me my mail id is mahesh.janjire@gmail.com

Ishesh on February 04, 2012:

plz sir tell me i m started just to make cam car plz tell me how to handle this and material requirements.

Plz send me mail on goyalishesh@gmail.com

Thanks and Best Regards

Ishesh

chintu on February 03, 2012:

aapandra mee sollu

jibinchandran on February 03, 2012:

thankyou for yor servies

aayush tiwari on February 02, 2012:

DEAR SIR,

i like your ideas.i am participating in the robo car race.

i need your help.i want to know where i can find the cheapest car parts in kanpur(UP).

faraz on February 01, 2012:

dude i am seriously intrested in building a robot . . i need any kind of help possible frm the basics . . can i have your contact no. ???

Dinesh on January 30, 2012:

sir,

i want to prepare my first remote control car.plz help me sir.what is the best place to buy cheap components in vijayawada

Chandan on January 28, 2012:

my email id chandandreams2@gmail.com

chandan on January 28, 2012:

I am interested in making robot.but i am new.i am doing B.Tech. i am 1st year student.so can u please tel me how should i start??

Bob on January 25, 2012:

I hate this web site

Sanjay on January 25, 2012:

Hi i have seen your videos and read a comments and i think that was good for me and for all viewers bcauzzzz... This help the peoples to know something about robotics

santosh on January 25, 2012:

excellent inspiring work, i will sure try it.

piyush_salunkhe on January 23, 2012:

If I want to control my robot using TV remote control which microcontroller kit I should prefer..???

Can I buy PCB card via net??

tamilsrini on January 22, 2012:

hello sir "your website for most useful for students"

please help me "how is create a robo program"

and i like for join your assistent

i am waiting for your answer

my mail id:tamilsrini.eee@gmil.com

srinivasan on January 22, 2012:

hai i am an electrical and electronics engineering student. and i research for electrical power geneations and robotics "how to make a robo" please help me

naveen on January 10, 2012:

thanx for the yips its really helpfull

jenniel on January 09, 2012:

will parts from wrecked cars would do?

Onkar Dutta on January 07, 2012:

iwant to make an robo car give me some ideas sir

big man on January 07, 2012:

will it transform into a robot and walk

prabhu on January 07, 2012:

I want to build a robot useful in milatary applications i.e if any target vehicle is found, the robot have to fire on the target vehicle.... and also please tell me what sensor is used to detect the target vehicle and fires on it (fire in the sense just releasing a small object in order to hit the target vehicle)..... whether this robot is possible ? I want to implement this idea in my main project.... so please answer me....

tom on January 06, 2012:

hey your idea id really nice.......

but will u give any idea about ic engine remote car.......

VICKY on January 06, 2012:

I AM ENGINEERING STUDENT

WHERE USE ELECTRIC INSTRUMENT IN ROBOT

Jahanzaib on January 03, 2012:

Hey Dude You're Awesome here You Really Helped Me Up .. :p :D Thanks .. :p And Great Efforts .. :D :D

Basanth on January 03, 2012:

Dear Sir,( Soni)

i am really thankful for you to ask some questions, Sir please advice me the basic things & skills needed for constructing RC Control car . i am really awaiting for your reply,,,,,,,,,,pls sir , pls reply. please give me your email-id .

shahbaz khan on December 31, 2011:

I am very much interested to meet tha inventer and tell him about my invention which is a car with vertically rotating rotating front wheel to change the direction but it often goes front and back with a good speed but the it is made of some spear parts of old broken toy but more with house hold thing's and i has got first price in school in science exhibition day. so if you are intersted in my design so kindly sent message in my mobile No 7489914625

Devesh on December 28, 2011:

Can you train me all this . it is nice .

mememe on December 26, 2011:

how big will this car be when im done building it???

lal on December 23, 2011:

sir thise is asome and i am diploma holder and i am doing project in robot car

munnanaveen on December 19, 2011:

it s gud to learn robotics

asg on December 18, 2011:

it's all nice but can we think differently means all the procedure is same but only difference is remote sequencing kit

tejash on December 12, 2011:

hey I want make my own robot with programing.bt this is my first exp.so plz tell me how to make it with detail.i want make transformer robot.so can u plz send me plz userguide ,& all circuit diagrm on this email id:

tejash05555@yahoo.com

I m waiting for waiting for your ans...

Sanchit Nakra on December 06, 2011:

Sir, i Want to make a remote control car as my minor project. Can u provide a circuit for that ?

Sanchit Nakra on December 06, 2011:

Sir, i Want to make a remote control car as my minor project. Can u provide a circuit for that ?

kalith on December 03, 2011:

sir , wanna design a remote controller for my car. I need circuit for design my controller. Can you help me?

pallav vinod singhvi on December 01, 2011:

sir,

i want to make a remote cotrol car in which the car listen my commands and work plz help me sir

your sincerely

pallav singhvi

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