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When you don’t like what it is offered, make it yourself. At least that’s what German based maker Ingmar Staple did. When shopping for his niece and nephew, Ingmar was unimpressed with the selection of toys at toy stores. So, he decided to make one of his own. A Raspberry Pi WiFi radio controlled RC car, with a cardboard chassis.

 

 

After finishing the project, friends of Ingmar insisted he put together a How-To guide and share it. It’s divided nicely into 12 chapters, and includes lots of great information for building your own RC car. The project uses a short list of tools to build the cardboard part of the car which include glue, a hot glue gun, a carpet knife, scissors, a ruler, a pan, and a circle, and is simple to make.