[Noisebridge-discuss] New donations

Jared Dunne jareddunne at gmail.com
Wed Feb 23 10:14:05 UTC 2011


I was playing with the RC car today.  It has a rechargeable battery
pack that looks like 6 AA batteries.  The battery pack can disconnect
from the car's wires, which I assume is how you charge it.  Do you
happen to have a charger for similar sounding RC batteries?  It's
pretty much dead now, so a charging solution is probably step one for
turning it into a robot.

It has a strange construction.  It doesn't really have a top or
bottom, meaning you can flip it over and it can drive "upside-down".
Stranger yet, if you hold it by the front tires and pull it apart it
hinges open changing form a U shape to a V shape.  When you release
it, it springs back to its normal position.  I couldn't really figure
out why that would be useful in an RC car design.

The controller is really simple.  The left stick controls the left
wheels and the right stick controls the right wheels.  For example,
both sticks up is forward, both sticks down is reverse.  One up and
one down is spin in place.

I'll be back at Noisebridge tomorrow, so I'll do further recon for you
and report back.  But my vague recollection was that the stickers
labelling it had the words "Super" and "Stunt" on it, which might help
in Googling for the exact model.


On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 6:59 PM, Corey McGuire <coreyfro at coreyfro.com> wrote:
> Any pictures of the sweet ass RC car so I may ID it?  Anyone wanna compete
> in the Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Competition?  I have sweet ass RC cars,
> but if one arrived at the space, it would be a fun project.
> http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9016
> On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 2:28 PM, Simon C. Ion <ion.simon.c at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Two kind folks (whose names I have forgotten, alas) stopped by today with
>> some donations for Noisebridge. They seemed pretty impressed with the
>> MakerBot, the electron microscope and the robotic wheelchair. (Does the SEM
>> work? If not, these kind folks know someone who might be able to help us fix
>> it.)
>> They donated:
>> A sweet-ass RC car
>> A CloneSafe Validator
>> A boat-load of motors
>> A Dremel
>> Various battery holders
>> A line-following robot
>> Two Powershot (S400 and S410) Canon cameras. (The cameras seem to work,
>> but the LCD screen on the S400 is broken.) Also, there is only one battery
>> pack between the two of them.
>> I've put the cameras in the darkroom. The remainder of the donations are
>> in two boxes in the taped-off donation square.
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