[Noisebridge-discuss] New donations
coreyfro at coreyfro.com
Wed Feb 23 14:21:54 UTC 2011
Ahhh, sounds like a toy.
I've got kits for robots. Here's one I'll donate to a noisebridge robotics
project. Completely supported with replacement parts:
On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 2:14 AM, Jared Dunne <jareddunne at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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>
> > Any pictures of the sweet ass RC car so I may ID it? Anyone wanna
> > in the Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Competition? I have sweet ass RC
> > 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>
> >> Two kind folks (whose names I have forgotten, alas) stopped by today
> >> some donations for Noisebridge. They seemed pretty impressed with the
> >> MakerBot, the electron microscope and the robotic wheelchair. (Does the
> >> work? If not, these kind folks know someone who might be able to help us
> >> 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
> >> 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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