June 17, 2013

Fun with model tanks and Arduino

 You can have a lot of fun with remote-contolled toys and other devices with an Arduino, as the platform makes it quite easy to interface with the controls. One example of this is by the folks at the Brico Bidules blog who have detailed their efforts in modifying a remote control Heng Long Tiger tank. Over a series of articles their work has been documented, and currently leaves us with a laser-guided firing system for the main turret - as demonstrated in the following video:

That's a whole lot of awesome, so for more information, follow the series of articles from here (opens in Google Translate). And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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The package includes a wide variety of parts, sensors and modules including: a servo motor, lights, buttons, switches, sound, sensors, breadboard, wires and more. Furthermore a Freetronics Eleven Arduino-compatible board is included to make this an extensive hobby experimenter, inventor and starter kit. However we don't leave you alone to figure it all out, included is a great project and instruction booklet, plus access to a supporting web page and software examples. In other words - this is everything you need to get started for a fun range of electronics and Arduino related projects! 

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