Potential project: arduino controlled paper car

At ModLab last night was Doug (dnclabs.com), who was building a circuit board out of copper peel and stick strips, a matte board that he had cut on the laser printer, and some electronics (a 4k arduino processor, some resistors, etc.).  Doug was building an H circuit to control a motor backwards and forwards.

The ultimate goal is to build a small car.  This could have all the elements for a learning project:

  • Make a circuit board based on a design, or design it myself
  • Program the chip to control two motors forwards and backwards
  • Print the wheels of the car on the 3D printer, with an elastic band or o-ring around it for traction.
  • Add a sensor to have it either controlled by a remote control or follow a line.

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