Remote RC Car / junk controllers what to do with them

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Solderinglady, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Solderinglady

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 8, 2012
    Hi I acquired 4 or 5 various RC control boxes

    Anyway's I was wondering if any of you had fun ideas on what I could do with these

    I am disabled and maybe there is something fun with these

    These RC controllers came from a airhog , and some rc cars or boats
    I just got a bunch of these things in a box and figured out of all this RC stuff I'll conjure up something fun , good for my medical or even a RC Car My brother has

    I think the freqs are between 27 - 49

    Shoot me ideas
    Thank you
  2. thatoneguy

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 19, 2009
    If you have a scope, you can see the outputs, or you can use the raw motor outputs to drive different motors.

    I usually rip out the RC part and use the chassis as an autonomous robot so kids have a variety of $9 chassis/motor combinations to choose from when building (high school robotics).
  3. KMoffett

    AAC Fanatic!

    Dec 19, 2007
    Not sure the "control boxes" will be of much use without the receivers from the vehicles. :(

  4. Wendy


    Mar 24, 2008
  5. clavemartin

    New Member

    Jan 18, 2012
    Circuit diagram for the creation of RC car panel
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2012
  6. thatoneguy

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 19, 2009
    If you have a scope, they are useful.

    The IR ones you can build stuff with, as you can make a receiver.

    The RF type, not much to do but part scavenge for center return levers, etc, or use as part of a theme as a prop. Most of the important stuff in the cheap RF controllers happens inside a COB (Chip On Board), so they are pretty impossible to modify for another function.