As a robot builder,Â what can you expect to get from a rc carÂ ? In great “Robot Builder’s Bonanza“Â book, authors say: “You should considerÂ hacking an existing toyÂ to build you own robot platform. You’ll save a lot a time”. Building a robot mainframe from scratch is clearly time-consuming, particularly if you don’t have correct tools et materials. This being said, what can you really expect to get from a hacked toy ?
I’ve recently bought a rc car. Really basic, really “standard”, it cost approx. 30â‚¬. I wouldn’t consider the following as “hacking a toy” but as “dissecting a toy”. Here’s the list of pieces (from left/right, up/down):
That’s all… I plan to assemble some of this pieces to build a mobile robot.