Radio Controlled

Turbocharge a Pencil Sharpener with an R/C Car Engine

Turbocharge a Pencil Sharpener with an R/C Car Engine

Wish your pencil sharpener had more power? Well, we’ve got the hack for you.

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Learn the Basics of Spread Spectrum R/C

Learn the Basics of Spread Spectrum R/C

Entering the world of radio-control (R/C) hobbies can be a little daunting. To make it a bit easier to get started, we’ll cover the basics of 2.4GHz spread spectrum radio control, and the different pieces of a typical R/C system.

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Review: Giant Hexbugs are Unique R/C Robots

Review: Giant Hexbugs are Unique R/C Robots

This collaboration between Hexbug and Vex robotics sits squarely at the intersection between toys and robots. These are surprisingly large radio controlled beasts that, at the flip of a switch, become autonomous. With a price tag ranging from $50 to $90 depending on which model you get, they are certainly cheaper than most other robotics you’d […]

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These Hyper-Detailed Scratch-Built RC Cars Make You Question Reality

These Hyper-Detailed Scratch-Built RC Cars Make You Question Reality

Attention to detail is something all model builders strive to accomplish when working on their new builds, which is obviously apparent in each of Headquake’s RC cars. The hobbyist recreates every minute detail found on real vehicles and transfers them over to his hand-built RC models.   Headquake’s builds usually start using 3mm PVC Komacel […]

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Maker Hangar 2: 08 – Flying the Maker Trainer 2

Maker Hangar 2: 08 – Flying the Maker Trainer 2

In this last episode of Maker Hangar, I show you how to fly your Maker Trainer 2. I show you how to hand launch it, how to fly around, and how to do some acrobatics. In this season, I showed you how to build and fly a Tricopter and another Airplane. We hope you enjoyed, and if you would […]

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3Doodler Plane Actually flies

You may have heard of the 3Doodler, a pen-like instrument that acts like a sort of handheld 3D printer. If you’re like me you thought that, although interesting, it wouldn’t necessarily be practical for anything besides, well, a 3D Doodle. Apparently I was wrong, as you can also make a functional remote control plane. The […]

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