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Self-Guide Golf Club Carrier

This guide provides a step by step process for building a self-guided golf club carrier using an arduino, sensors, and a kids electric car.

Steps

Step #1:

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  • Disassembly of Kids Elecric Car: Motors
  • Take a Phillips screwdriver and remove the back purple frame. Take one screw out of the back of the seat to reach the motors.
  • After unhinging the seat, two motors connected to a switch can be found underneath. The switch controls the speed of the toy car.
  • Take apart the back axle and wheels to remove the motors from the car.

Step #2:

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  • Disassembly of Toy Car: Wiring
  • Open up the floor of the jeep to reveal the wire connecting the battery and pedal to the motors.
  • Unscrew the hood of the car and slip the battery wire through to the backside, where the motors are.
  • The final disassembly should include the two motors, speed control, battery connector, and the go switch all connected to each other.
  • Using a jigsaw, remove the front half of the vehicle as shown in the third picture for this step.

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  • Soder All Necessary Parts
  • Use the diagrams provided by the sensor manufacturer to properly place the electrical components on the sensor board.
  • Use the medium heat setting on the soldering gun to melt down the solder to secure the components.

Step #4:

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  • Obtain Arduino Code and Program Arduino
  • After purchasing the arduino, download the free arduino software to your computer from http://www.arduino.cc/
  • Attach the arduino to your computer using the usb connector included in the starter kit. Program the arduino using the arduino code found on the following website. http://www.robotishappy.com/2009/12/beac...

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Step #6:

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  • Build Remaining Carrier Structure
  • Use the back half of the kid's car and some scrap material (such as lumber or plastic if it's available) to create a support frame for the front end of the carrier.
  • Secure the material to the kid's car (via bolts and screws) and build outward to produce a frame (bringing the front end to a point is suggested because it will allow for a single pivot wheel and it will provide a strong structure).
  • Add a Wheel/Wheels
  • Attach a pivot wheel at the front end of your newly created structure.