September 11, 2013

Make a remote-control "Candypult"

As a fun project that combines 3D printing, wireless remote control and Arduino you can't go past making a "Candypult". This creation by Instructables user "MikeTheMaker" consists of an Arduino-controlled catapult that can also rotate using a servo-powered lazy-susan. The wireless remote control is quite simple, instead of working with wireless data etc., the guts of a cheap remote-control car were used - a quick and suitable method of getting a couple of RC channels. The system can also be modified to fling out a piece of candy (etc) on the catapult on the sound of a clap. The remote-control version of the Candypult is demonstrated in the video below:

Although this may seem frivolous, it can be considered as a great demonstration of Arduino and remote-control - so visit the Instructable to find out how it's done. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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