Robot Wall Racers

Want to make Robot Wall Racers yourself?
http://letsmakerobots.com/node/928

Note: YouTube video quality sucks! Much better quality here:

Wall Racers was made by 2 cheap (and crap driving) RC cars. I gave them sensors (SRF05), tuned with an extra battery, and gave them own logic / “robot-brains” (Picaxe 28).

Primary target is to stay close to the wall, drive fast, and overtake the other 🙂

I would love to make this as a toy, we could add all sorts of cool features, so if anybody out there..? 🙂

You know where to find me:
letsmakerobots.com

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25 thoughts on “Robot Wall Racers

  1. it would be cool if …
    it would be cool if they had a GPS module. That combined with a detonator? Too much fun. “look, it’s a little car with eyes, mommy! I’m going to take it!” BBBBOOOOOMMMMM “Ow, my hand!

  2. these are really …
    these are really great little cars well done!

    what if you were to chuck another range finder on the side of the car so that it could keep close to the wall, that way they wouldn’t cut corners when they slip on the smooth floor, just an idea, keep up the great work

  3. do you have a …
    do you have a remote controll controlling it or is it doing it by itself?

  4. Man that was so …
    Man that was so cool, 5 stars. If i wasn’t already trying out several other online builds i would give this a go, but it makes you think, why hasn’t anyone tried to sell RC cars with this built in? Not many people have the time or patience to build something like this but they sure have the green to pay for it.

    My suggestion, patent this combination of RC car and sensors and work out a sales plan. Maybe I’ve been watching too much Dragon’s Den but I think you could make a pretty nifty profit!

  5. I need a couple of …
    I need a couple of those to wear my cats out so they’ll sleep at night, LOL! They would go mental chasing those cars around the house. :))

  6. that was pretty …
    that was pretty entertaining. they’re just unpredictable enough to keep the race exciting.

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