Hacking RC Toys For Parts

Many of my projects use parts that I’ve salvaged form various devices. The Rumble Robot was an early project that used the entire toy and main board. The All Terrain Robot used the main board and drive motors from a Roomba vacuum robot. I really enjoy tearing these things down to find out if there’s anything that can be repurposed into another device. This particular toy came from a junk pile of abandoned electronics.

It turns out that there are some nice motors and a control board in this toy that I may use in a future project. This was an RC toy from Tyco RC called the “Tyco Shell Shocker”. The motors are driven through some relays so I’m not sure if I can vary the speed using a pulse width modulated signal. That’s for another video. 🙂

Keep on hackin…

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Self taught electronics and hardware hacker.
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