Drifting Robot Car – The Latest in Hobby Robotics

Learn how to make a drifting robot car with a few cheap components and some simple code in this tutorial episode of The Latest in Hobby Robotics.

The car used in the video is a “Fast Lane RC Monster Drift 1:24? by Maisto Tech. It’s sold in many webshops and on eBay.

The code shown in the video can be downloaded here: http://letsmakerobots.com/node/28787

Microcontroller used:
PICAXE 08M on AXE230 by Revolution Education (picaxe.com)

Ultra-Sonic Ranger used:
SRF05 by Devantech Ltd (robot-electronics.co.uk)

Tools used:
DSO nano – Pocket size oscilloscope by Seeed Studio (http://www.makershed.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=MKSEEED11&Click=37845)
Simple Servo Tester by Gadget Gangster (gadgetgangster.com)

How to make your very first robot:
http://letsmakerobots.com/start

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http://twitter.com/letsmakerobots

Duration : 0:5:40


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25 thoughts on “Drifting Robot Car – The Latest in Hobby Robotics

  1. That’s one of most …
    That’s one of most up RC? car ever. Shortest way to do is put water on RC antenna. IT works look like that.

  2. @Lasrin Having a …
    @Lasrin Having a gyro correcting the drift is much better. Because of the direction you steer the device it corrects the steering. The? accelerometer will need a lot of programming. Because the drifting isn’t a stable movement. So the wheels will kinda go mad. Having both would be best and kinda complex. Letting the wheels spin harder when it looses its drift with the accelerometer and correcting steering with the gyro. So it always goes into drift or the opposite.

  3. For some reason I …
    For some reason I think you would have epic christmas Decorations :/?

  4. nice work,you are …
    nice work,you are the man!
    please let this one run loose on? a RC drifting track and let’s us see how it goes. 😀

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  6. i’m pretty sure …
    i’m pretty sure this is overkill for people who don’t have electrical engineering backgrounds or are experienced electronic hobbyist? but nevertheless i shall try it this winter 😛
    thanks for the nice christmas gift idea!

  7. The equivalent of ” …
    The equivalent of “hobby” robotics in the medical field is something? similar to heart surgery….

  8. TELL ME THE TOTAL …
    TELL ME THE TOTAL COST OF THAT, I LIVE IN A BAY AREA I DONT HAVE ELECTRONICS STORE HERE,? I HATE IT.

  9. Love it! Just need …
    Love it! Just need to add an? accelerometer so the car can tell when it’s drifting, and turn the wheels into the turn. Sweet trick with the servo boards.

  10. @IIGiH
    It does, …

    @IIGiH
    It does, just add some stronger actuators (and one for the steering weel + onefor the shift) and if needed some pneumatics. IT will work the same? way. And some people actually hawe tried wit sucess..

  11. WOW! robotics… …
    WOW! robotics… but we enjoy controlling ourself our toys.
    Any how, i guess you received enough offers from toys companies? 🙂
    When ill buy a professional toy can i ask for an advice?
    Thank you!

  12. can u send us this? …
    can u send us this? ready drifting car and plz us it price , i want to purchase it from u after these adjustments …waiting for reply

  13. @zaprodk I do write …
    @zaprodk I do write C in a text editor, IDEs are? for those on really big projects with collaboration across multiple offices – not for PICs; Swiss Watch, Sledgehammer- I think you can get the rest. I have the same greif with musicians who use tuners – what for? You’ve got ears! :o)

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