Do you like radio-controlled (R/C) cars? Do you like the desert, but hate the heat? Well, sit down and kick back as you engage in the excitement of Living Room Baja Buggy Racing.
This off-road competition combines the fun of homemade R/C cars with the air-conditioned convenience of a fake, indoor desert landscape — without the big dollar price.
There are no rules, no expensive automotive racing equipment, and a total disregard for public safety (because these cars are only 6″ long and 4″ tall).
You don’t even have to look at your car as you negotiate the terrain — an onboard camera and a virtual reality headset can be installed for your lackadaisical safety!
So chase the dog, race against the kids, or just put the electrons to the PC board and hold on for a bug’s-eye view of the whole racecourse. It’s the best thing to hit urban living since the Man Cave.
- Schematic and Gerber files (zip file)
- List of components and part numbers (xls file)
- Program file carprogorig.hex (right-click to download)
- Microchip’s Online Motor Control Design Center (http://www.microchip.com/motor) has a wealth of resources for programming your PIC microcontroller to control motors and more.