Building a Remote control car is not so tough you are thinking unnecessarily. Simply with the help of few things available in our home we can make a remote control car. Things need to build a remote control car, most often available in our home. If not so, all these parts can easily found in any nearby electronics device shop.
Before knowing the main procedure let’s introduce some essential things about an RC car. Like, what are the main parts of an RC car, what is the application of it?
Parts Of An Rc Car:
A remote control car has four main parts
Transmitters- remote control acts as transmitters and it sends the signal.
Receiver- Receiver receives the signals send from transmitters and it activates the motor as per signal. An antenna and circuit used as a receiver in the remote control car.
Motors- Motors used to turn the wheel.
Source of Energy- Battery is the source of energy for an RC car. Sometimes batteries are rechargeable changeable.
Application of Remote Control Vehicles:
• Main application is recreation and sometimes used to fulfill the customer’s hobby.
• Sometimes remote-controlled cars are used for law enforcement and military purposes
Things You Will Need for Remote Control Car:
Plastic Card Box: It is a transparent clear plastic storage box used to store cards. Cardboard can use to prepare the homemade remote control car base.
Drilling Machine: The drilling machine needs to drill a hole in the index card box.
DC Motors: DC motors are an electric device that converts the electrical energy to mechanical energy. In remote control, car motors take energy from the battery and converted this energy into mechanical rotation.
Rubber Wheels: Two rubber will run the car upon getting the radio signal from the remote control.
Double-Sided Sticky Tape: will hold the internal parts in place.
Signal receiver or radio receiver: To receive the signal out coming from the remote control.
Remote Control: Remotely will control the car to operate it as per the user’s intention.
How to Make a Remote Control Car by Household Items?
Let’s see the step by step process step to make a do it yourself RC car using home item-
Drill two Holes
Use the drilling machine to drill two holes at the lower of your plastic index box. When you are making the hole, please keep the lid of this box open and far from the box. However, each of the holes should be standard in size so that your motor can easily be entered there. To avoid vibration, use a blanket under the index box (it is optional). However, each of the hole sizes might be ¼ inch to 1.8 inches sized to suitable adjust with the motor entrance.
Mount the Wheels:
Mount the wheels by shafting the threads of the motor through the hole, you just made a while ago. Make sure you have to do it from inside your box. After doing this, you will find your motor is fitted inside the box and the remaining portion (shaft) is poking inside to outside through the holes.
Wire the Batteries:
After you have mounted your motors and wheels, now its turns to solder the wires come from the motor. Solder the wire to the output of the radio receiver. Connect the positive to the positive end, and negative to the negative end of each wire.
Pack Batteries & Electronics:
When the soldering finished, place all the battery pack and the electronics inside the box. Secure all those parts using a double-sided sticky tape gum on the place.
Go for final Assemble and Trail:
The upper portion of your DYI remote car has already been completed. However, now attach the rubber wheels under the protruding shafts. Now your total construction is ready, you can go for the trial now. See check whether your RC car can scoot with the wheels attached underneath or not. Also do not forget to test whether it can turn left/right or not. If this RC car can give a satisfactory result, you can handover to your child to play with this.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Q1: How Can I make an RC car by own?
Answer: Read my article, as already I have included step by step procedure describing how to make an RC car. Still, if you have any issues, you can watch a tutorial video on YouTube to catch the total procedure on your eyes.
Q2: Can I make a Cardboard RC car?
Answer: You can. But it depends on the capability of how you assemble all the parts of an RC car (like the motors, wheels, radio signal receiver, etc.). If you can properly place all those parts and can give organized settings, yes a cardboard RC car also can be your outcome product.
Fact is, there are several DIY projects to make an RC remote car. Even using a capable motor with two running wheels additionally a radio signal receiver can give you a feel of your DYI RC car easily. However, some of us have a misconception about the RC DYI project, that it causes expensing huge money. It is not true always. The matter is, if you have a hobby of making the most expensive RC car, you have to afford high to purchase the car parts.
The more money you can invest in your car, the more you can customize all the features and techs onto your handmade car.
But don’t be upset about this expense (if you have the ability). Cause, the feelings you are getting to full filling your hobby, it cannot compare with anything.