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How to make a Remote Controlled Robot Car?

Updated on January 8, 2014

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At this time, I have created a hub on technology and on how to make a remote-controlled robo toy car.

Here are the tips to make it:

COMPONENTS REQUIRED:

1. Chassis.

2. Remote Control Kit

3. Batteries.

4. Motors.

5. Wheels.

CHASSIS:

The main frame of the robot is the body which holds the motor, wheels, the receiver of the remote control kit and the batteries.

Motors can be used to drive a car which uses differential turning mechanism. This is the simplest steering possible and is achieved by turning one motor on and the other motor off to achieve steering. The on and off controlling of the motors is done using a remote control.

The chassis is where you can really apply imagination to make it as light as possible and suitable according to the challenge. What is essential to realise is that the weight of the motors is pretty standard and cannot be reduced beyond a certain extent. In a robot with limited power supply (i.e. a battery) the power-to-weight ratio has to be kept maximum. This can be done by limiting the weight of the chassis. Chassis can be made out of:

  1. Wood (using right angles to attach motors, drilling and attaching the front wheel is easy)
  2. Plastic (not easily available, but if found makes a very light chassis).
  3. Metal (most common chassis which is available at Lamington Road, not recommended because the motors can get misaligned very easily resulting in poor turning).
  4. Duct tape (alone can be used to attach the motors to each other, makes a fairly sturdy yet light chassis)
  5. Plastic pipes.

In a race, the lightest chassis is usually the best, whereas in a robowars kind of challenge, a heavier chassis might be advantageous.

REMOTE CONTROLLED KIT:

Making a remote control kit at the beginners level is a hard thing to do. I would suggest you go in for a readymade kit which is available online and requires no experience to run and is fairly a beginner proof.

Check out

www.robokits.org

BATTERIES:

Used for supplying power to a remote controlled car, rechargeable batteries are usually the best ones. I suggest you visit this shop called Pitambara at Lamington Road which sells only batteries. Otherwise a standard 300-500rpm motor runs well between 9V and 12V, and alkaline batteries of the brand Camelot or Zinc carbon batteries of brand Hi Watt. The appropriate series parallel combination can be used to provide more power than a standard battery can provide.

MOTORS:

For a remote control car, we use geared DC motors. A DC motor is a low-torque, high-rpm motor which has to be geared down to reduce the speed and increase the torque. The gearing is done internally in motors available in the market. Motors convert electrical energy of the batteries to mechanical energy, which is used to drive the wheels. Motors should be of around 300-500 rpm and can be bought for around 200 INR (4 US dollars according to the current rate) at either Hindustan Electronics or Servo Electronics, both at Lamington Road. These motors should be connected with their shafts in a line with each other such that differential turning mechanism works.

WHEELS:

Wheels are mainly of two types in this basic car, one is the type attached to the motors at the back, which are used for steering, and another trolley (castor) wheel in front, which allows 360 degrees free rotation and avoids friction on the ground. The wheels can be put on the shafts either by using screws or by wrapping the shaft with masking tape first. The trolley wheel and masking tape are available at any hardware shop. The other two wheels may be bought out from a good collection at servo electronics.

Links to refer online for remote-controlled toy car making tips:

General Robotics in India (good forums, good to get an idea of the scope of robotics beyond human controlled robots):

www.roboticsindia.com

www.societyofrobots.com

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/booksbybibin/ (a good tutorial on basic electronics)

Happy Roboting..........

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      Rayde lagariya 2 years ago

      I m student of B.E. ELECTRICAL.This article is very useful for me and every technical student. Lots of thanx ...

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      disha 2 years ago

      no use

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      lee 3 years ago

      Where is the blue prints

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      faisal. Khan 3 years ago

      Sir gives the circuit diagram for me

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      akash patel 3 years ago

      hello sir,

      can u help me how make a remote control for a race?

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      vidyut jha 3 years ago

      sir can u help me to make rc car? if u will help me than i will thankful to u.and my email id is smilevidyut@gmail.com

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      vidyut jha 3 years ago

      sir can u help me to make rc car? if u will help me than i will thankful to u.

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      Ramesh.R 3 years ago

      Hi,i am Ramesh from chennai, any one can tell me how to make the wireless remote car, i going to start the home made wireless remote car business so please help me..?

      my email id is : r.ram2012@gmail.com

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      Sijan 3 years ago

      Thanks alot for such helpful information but can you please say step by step how to create the remote controled robo car

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      Shashank 3 years ago

      soni tell me to make a rc aeroplane my email is shashankpridarshi@gmail.com

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      Rajinder Soni 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi ramya you can get the parts at any store in your area selling RC equipment.

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      ramya 3 years ago

      where we can get all the requried for prepareing this one

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      usman kiani 3 years ago

      Sir i successfully make a toy car and its remote with wire but i want wireless so please guide me in making wireless remote control.

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      saurabh 4 years ago

      nice

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      sobhnath 4 years ago

      Sir your rc robot car is great. I give it the unlimited stars but the place where i am living is like a small town .will you please tell me how to make a remote controlled kit please

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      shiva 4 years ago

      please tell me how to make a remot control robot

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      roland 4 years ago

      hey im new to this and want some basic tips can u help me plz?whatsapp +96170174079

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      Rajinder Soni 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Tell me which area you are living in?

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      Rajinder Soni 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Tell me which area you are living in?

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      Rajinder Soni 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Tell me which area you are living in?

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      ravi 4 years ago

      hi sir, can u please tell me where i can buy the wheels and other materials for my rc car

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      Rajinder Soni 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      What's this equation ameya

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      Rajinder Soni 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Welcome buddy

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      jai 4 years ago

      actually i visited this web page to built robot for my frnd for his birthday as a gift.....he is very much interested in robotics.but now i too got much interest in this field sir...thank u for al ur useful information..

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      AMeya 4 years ago

      velocity= circumference*RPM

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      nithin md 4 years ago

      nice idea

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      sam 4 years ago

      i have to rce it....how can i increase its speed??? and how can its efficiency be increased?

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      mohd danish 4 years ago

      sir i want to make a rc car.plz tell me about parts and where meet.

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      mohd danish 4 years ago

      sir i want to make a rc car.plz tell me about parts and where meet.

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      patel rushabh r 4 years ago

      i want how to make wireless robot

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      slevin 4 years ago

      hi sir am a mechanical engineering student 200level i have been working on a car but i couldn't finish it up i need directives cause i want to start new one please am hoping with your help i'll be able to advance on what i already know and learn those i don't have any ideas on. i need to know how to set up the mechanical aspects how to get a remote control/produce one,how to get the parts and specifications of the parts and how to go about the production generally.Here's my email. teazycapable@rocketmail.com please sir i'll be hoping and waiting,thanks and i must say that its a wonderful thing u are doing here

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      Avishek 4 years ago

      i am a 1st year electrical engineering student.

      i nid to make a robotic offroad car, wich shud be capable of making its way thru sand, water, mud, hills..

      m thinking of making a tank like sumthing.

      pls guide thru dis along wid d materials i will require.

      will b highly grateful to you.

      my email id- avi7avishek@gmail.com

      pls reply asap. thnku.

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      shrinivas 4 years ago

      i want to create 2 robo for roborace and robowar so pls provide videos and information about construction of such robos on my email id shrinivas.potdar@yahoo.in

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      shubham 4 years ago

      he i am preparing for robo-race so need a circuit diagram for wireless robot , so pls can u provide that

      my e-mail id is coolshubh700@gmail.com

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      kaushal1111 4 years ago

      Hello Sir,

      I want To make a car which is wirelessly controlled by a remote...

      can u tell me that how can i make a remote controlled car....and if you can plz send me pdf of making a car to my email id thanx in advance

      my e-mail id is-rajat.950@gmail.com

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      Rajinder Soni 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      okay great.

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      shashank sood 5 years ago

      want to buy ths car ..

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      kamal 5 years ago

      sir great to visit ur hub..i want to make remote controled car and with some aditional features in it..so plzz send me the exact data viz.circuit design,apartus etc..waiting for ur reply..hope ull help ur wellwishers..thankyou.. my email id is kiran_sai1768@yahoo.com

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      JYOTI RATHOR 5 years ago

      HI SIR I AM FINE

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      vinod kumar sahu 5 years ago

      I don't know make robotic car cntrolar and reciver please tell me make a simple robotic car.

      vinodgpt467@gmail.com

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      Rajinder Soni 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Sorry I am very busy.

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      avui 5 years ago

      sir can you teach me how to make a remote controller

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      masum bacha 5 years ago

      sir i m 1st yeas student. I want to build a car robot. But i don't know about microcontroler then what can i do

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      aryan malla 5 years ago

      ha i m also making a robot like that but i m nt getying instument to build it can u plz give an addres to make a robot with home instument

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      sahan 5 years ago

      hi sir plz can u help me? I wanna make wireles remote car...so i wanna know that how 2 make it so sir can u help me. But i have'nt e mail. So sir what im i do now. But i just wanna know it how to make it.

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      latheef 5 years ago

      to do robot plz give full information or videos

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      suhas_aP 5 years ago

      hi.... nice info. but i didn't get anything right.. im studying comp. and want to make wired remote controlled robo for competetion..... like robo soccer and robo race...so any ud=seful information does you hav...?

      please email me at suhass505@gmail.com

      waiting for your reply..........

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      subakumaran 5 years ago

      hi sir ......... i'm interested to make a remote controlled toy car / vehicle ........ could you suggest me ways to do that with out getting a rc kit ?

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      ajay 5 years ago

      is it easy to make?

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      Rajinder Soni 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hello friends, published a new article on robotics. How to Build a GSM Controlled Robotic Arm?

      https://hubpages.com/games-hobbies/How-to-Build-a-...

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      ATUL 5 years ago

      HALLO.. SIR I M NEW HERE..YOU KNOW... I WANT TO MAKE WATER RACING ROBOT

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      akram 5 years ago

      awsome.............. may knw aal the componnats to build such car......with body design to alll til controling by remote...

      my e mail id is akramhit@gmail.com

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      ABHISHEK SINGH 5 years ago

      HI SIR,

      I AM PARTICIPATING IN NASA'S ROBO COMPATETION. SO NEED UR HELP TO CREATE A ROBO. SIR SO WOULD YOU GIVE ME IDEaa..PLZ MAIL ME MY MAIL ID IS ...

      " ABHISHEK26999@G.MAIL.COM"

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      chester 5 years ago

      hi really nice work .. but i need to know the code which u used it to make remote control

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      Cybertron 5 years ago

      Thanks buddy for this info.. I really appreciate your work and i've made it myself for project... Thanks again... By the way. I'm trying for autobots. And have quit success in that. But the bot is not responding to the sensors and commands. Also when trying to reform, it dwells back to its original form without any command... I've checked the motors and reforming obstructions but all are working fine... May you help for this... Thanks in advance.

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      BHUSHAN(MECH) 5 years ago

      hi,..... its good to do..& impliment the robotics in our life and irs necessary

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      adit joshi 5 years ago

      hi sir

      can you give me a block dia. of rc

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      rama krishna 5 years ago

      iwant to learn about robotics throughly.....plz send me a best robotics training centers in india.

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      sumit 5 years ago

      i'll try to make a robo car..help me

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      anil kumar 5 years ago

      hey my wish to make a robot please help me my

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      himanshu nagpal 5 years ago

      Robotic stuff is awesome. I am a student. Give me the basic circuit of this...

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      swapnil 5 years ago

      hey i like to invent from very begining at the age of 10 please gie any more information u may call my cell no is 8574019499

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      Valentine paulo 5 years ago

      I am trying to invent a homemade remote control car can u tell me how to do it. Pls send to my email valentinepaulo@yahoo.com

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      Valentine paulo 5 years ago

      Indeed am a final year student of high school; i want to know how to produce a remote car and send me amap

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      YHDESAI 5 years ago

      I WANT TO MAKE ROBO CAR FOR RACE.PLEASE HELP ME.

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      Sonu 5 years ago

      Hi sir.

      I am participating in a robo race .so need ur help to create a car..sir so would you give me ideaa..plz mail me my mail id is mahesh.janjire@gmail.com

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      Ishesh 5 years ago

      plz sir tell me i m started just to make cam car plz tell me how to handle this and material requirements.

      Plz send me mail on goyalishesh@gmail.com

      Thanks and Best Regards

      Ishesh

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      chintu 5 years ago

      aapandra mee sollu

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      jibinchandran 5 years ago

      thankyou for yor servies

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      aayush tiwari 5 years ago

      DEAR SIR,

      i like your ideas.i am participating in the robo car race.

      i need your help.i want to know where i can find the cheapest car parts in kanpur(UP).

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      faraz 5 years ago

      dude i am seriously intrested in building a robot . . i need any kind of help possible frm the basics . . can i have your contact no. ???

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      Dinesh 5 years ago

      sir,

      i want to prepare my first remote control car.plz help me sir.what is the best place to buy cheap components in vijayawada

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      Chandan 5 years ago

      my email id chandandreams2@gmail.com

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      chandan 5 years ago

      I am interested in making robot.but i am new.i am doing B.Tech. i am 1st year student.so can u please tel me how should i start??

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      Bob 5 years ago

      I hate this web site

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      Sanjay 5 years ago

      Hi i have seen your videos and read a comments and i think that was good for me and for all viewers bcauzzzz... This help the peoples to know something about robotics

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      santosh 5 years ago

      excellent inspiring work, i will sure try it.

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      piyush_salunkhe 5 years ago

      If I want to control my robot using TV remote control which microcontroller kit I should prefer..???

      Can I buy PCB card via net??

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      tamilsrini 5 years ago

      hello sir "your website for most useful for students"

      please help me "how is create a robo program"

      and i like for join your assistent

      i am waiting for your answer

      my mail id:tamilsrini.eee@gmil.com

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      srinivasan 5 years ago

      hai i am an electrical and electronics engineering student. and i research for electrical power geneations and robotics "how to make a robo" please help me

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      naveen 5 years ago

      thanx for the yips its really helpfull

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      jenniel 5 years ago

      will parts from wrecked cars would do?

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      Onkar Dutta 5 years ago

      iwant to make an robo car give me some ideas sir

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      big man 5 years ago

      will it transform into a robot and walk

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      prabhu 5 years ago

      I want to build a robot useful in milatary applications i.e if any target vehicle is found, the robot have to fire on the target vehicle.... and also please tell me what sensor is used to detect the target vehicle and fires on it (fire in the sense just releasing a small object in order to hit the target vehicle)..... whether this robot is possible ? I want to implement this idea in my main project.... so please answer me....

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      tom 5 years ago

      hey your idea id really nice.......

      but will u give any idea about ic engine remote car.......

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      VICKY 5 years ago

      I AM ENGINEERING STUDENT

      WHERE USE ELECTRIC INSTRUMENT IN ROBOT

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      Jahanzaib 5 years ago

      Hey Dude You're Awesome here You Really Helped Me Up .. :p :D Thanks .. :p And Great Efforts .. :D :D

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      Basanth 5 years ago

      Dear Sir,( Soni)

      i am really thankful for you to ask some questions, Sir please advice me the basic things & skills needed for constructing RC Control car . i am really awaiting for your reply,,,,,,,,,,pls sir , pls reply. please give me your email-id .

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      shahbaz khan 5 years ago

      I am very much interested to meet tha inventer and tell him about my invention which is a car with vertically rotating rotating front wheel to change the direction but it often goes front and back with a good speed but the it is made of some spear parts of old broken toy but more with house hold thing's and i has got first price in school in science exhibition day. so if you are intersted in my design so kindly sent message in my mobile No 7489914625

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      Devesh 5 years ago

      Can you train me all this . it is nice .

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      mememe 5 years ago

      how big will this car be when im done building it???

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      lal 5 years ago

      sir thise is asome and i am diploma holder and i am doing project in robot car

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      munnanaveen 5 years ago

      it s gud to learn robotics

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      asg 5 years ago

      it's all nice but can we think differently means all the procedure is same but only difference is remote sequencing kit

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      tejash 5 years ago

      hey I want make my own robot with programing.bt this is my first exp.so plz tell me how to make it with detail.i want make transformer robot.so can u plz send me plz userguide ,& all circuit diagrm on this email id:

      tejash05555@yahoo.com

      I m waiting for waiting for your ans...

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      Sanchit Nakra 5 years ago

      Sir, i Want to make a remote control car as my minor project. Can u provide a circuit for that ?

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      Sanchit Nakra 5 years ago

      Sir, i Want to make a remote control car as my minor project. Can u provide a circuit for that ?

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      kalith 5 years ago

      sir , wanna design a remote controller for my car. I need circuit for design my controller. Can you help me?

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      pallav vinod singhvi 5 years ago

      sir,

      i want to make a remote cotrol car in which the car listen my commands and work plz help me sir

      your sincerely

      pallav singhvi