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    Everything You Need to Know About RC Parts Replacement

    Now, that isn’t to say that the rover itself isn’t impressive. All of the laser cutting and sheet metal bending was done personally by [Proto G], and we love the elevated GoPro “turret” in the front that lets him look around while remotely driving the vehicle. Powered by a pair of Makita cordless tool batteries and utilizing hobby-grade RC Parts, the rover looks like it would be a fantastic robotic platform on to base further development on. The Mecanum wheels themselves are two piece, and make use of rollers pulled from far smaller commercially available wheels. This is perhaps not the mostcost-effectivee approach, but compared to the alternative of trying to print all the rollers, we see the advantage of using something off-the-shelf. If you’re not sure how to make these weird wheels work for you, [Proto G] has also released a video explaining how he mixes the RC channels to get the desired omnidirectional movement from the vehicle.

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    Re: Everything You Need to Know About RC Parts Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by jonsmaradona View Post
    Now, that isn’t to say that the rover itself isn’t impressive. All of the laser cutting and sheet metal bending was done personally by [Proto G], and we love the elevated GoPro “turret” in the front that lets him look around while remotely driving the vehicle. Powered by a pair of Makita cordless tool batteries and utilizing hobby-grade RC Parts, the rover looks like it would be a fantastic robotic platform on to base further development on. The Mecanum wheels themselves are two piece, and make use of rollers pulled from far smaller commercially available wheels. This is perhaps not the mostcost-effectivee approach, but compared to the alternative of trying to print all the rollers, we see the advantage of using something off-the-shelf. If you’re not sure how to make these weird wheels work for you, [Proto G] has also released a video explaining how he mixes the RC channels to get the desired omnidirectional movement from the vehicle.
    It’s worth mentioning that Peter is not a total newbie. He may be a bit unfamiliar with building for underwater, and I have no idea why he uses fire to shrink wrap, this isn’t his normal arena. His normal arena is using RC parts to get ridiculous foamboard objects to generate lift and fly. Like a 6 ft long star destroyer, or a massive multi-plane. He knows RC parts and aerodynamics.

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    Re: Everything You Need to Know About RC Parts Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by jonsmaradona View Post
    Now, that isn’t to say that the rover itself isn’t impressive. All of the laser cutting and sheet metal bending was done personally by [Proto G], and we love the elevated GoPro “turret” in the front that lets him look around while remotely driving the vehicle. Powered by a pair of Makita cordless tool batteries and utilizing hobby-grade RC Parts, the rover looks like it would be a fantastic robotic platform on to base further development on. The Mecanum wheels themselves are two piece, and make use of rollers pulled from far smaller commercially available wheels. This is perhaps not the mostcost-effectivee approach, but compared to the alternative of trying to print all the rollers, we see the advantage of using something off-the-shelf. If you’re not sure how to make these weird wheels work for you, [Proto G] has also released a video explaining how he mixes the RC channels to get the desired omnidirectional movement from the vehicle.
    I’d like to see a version of that with the light off-road capabilities; I go to a school where the roads are bad and the sidewalks are almost nonexistent, so being able to run to class and back home without worrying about my books would be nice. Maybe I could hack some monster truck RC parts to do it?

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    Re: Everything You Need to Know About RC Parts Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by jonsmaradona View Post
    Now, that isn’t to say that the rover itself isn’t impressive. All of the laser cutting and sheet metal bending was done personally by [Proto G], and we love the elevated GoPro “turret” in the front that lets him look around while remotely driving the vehicle. Powered by a pair of Makita cordless tool batteries and utilizing hobby-grade RC Parts, the rover looks like it would be a fantastic robotic platform on to base further development on. The Mecanum wheels themselves are two piece, and make use of rollers pulled from far smaller commercially available wheels. This is perhaps not the mostcost-effectivee approach, but compared to the alternative of trying to print all the rollers, we see the advantage of using something off-the-shelf. If you’re not sure how to make these weird wheels work for you, [Proto G] has also released a video explaining how he mixes the RC channels to get the desired omnidirectional movement from the vehicle.
    RC parts, the rover looks like it would be a fantastic robotic platform to base further development on.

    The Mecanum wheels themselves are two pieces and make use of rollers pulled from far smaller commercially available wheels. This is perhaps not the most cost-effective approach, but compared to the alternative of trying to print all the rollers, we see the advantage of using something off-the-shelf.

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    Re: Everything You Need to Know About RC Parts Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by jonsmaradona View Post
    Now, that isn’t to say that the rover itself isn’t impressive. All of the laser cutting and sheet metal bending was done personally by [Proto G], and we love the elevated GoPro “turret” in the front that lets him look around while remotely driving the vehicle. Powered by a pair of Makita cordless tool batteries and utilizing hobby-grade RC Parts, the rover looks like it would be a fantastic robotic platform on to base further development on. The Mecanum wheels themselves are two piece and make use of rollers pulled from far smaller commercially available wheels. This is perhaps not the most cost-effective approach, but compared to the alternative of trying to print all the rollers, we see the advantage of using something off-the-shelf. If you’re not sure how to make these weird wheels work for you, [Proto G] has also released a video explaining how he mixes the RC channels to get the desired omnidirectional movement from the vehicle.
    Like Sergey, Michael opted to 3D print most of his toy’s non-electronic parts, with the exception of several aluminum parts and insulin syringes that he used as shock absorbers. Then he bought RC parts such as the 6V brushed motor, ESC, servos, radiator, and wheels. He actually printed a set of wheels for the Moon One, but they were too fragile for the job. The GoPro on the toy streams video to a head-mounted display, so Michael can drive it with ease. He also took advantage of the display’s gyroscope to control the GoPro mount on the Moon One and made it so that he could steer the camera just by turning his head while wearing the display. Here’s the Moon One eavesdropping on and annoying folks at Michael’s local park.

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