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Hacked tyco rebound rc car, now I need ideas on what to do with it

Today I dug out one of my old childhood favorites, the tyco rebound. In case you've never seen one, the rebound has 4 wheels large enough so the car can flip itself over. Steering is done like a tank with no treads, each side going forward or backward. It's also FAST. I tore it open and it's built perfectly for modding. There are 6 wires attached to a circuit board. 2 for each motor and two coming from a 6 volt battery pack.

navigate using servo mounted sharp IR sensors
Using a
Hello fellow builders. Here is the robot I have been working on. I call him the cardboard cruiser. It's basically a start here bot with my own code. Not very … Read more

My first blog entry and first robot

Hello LMR. I am pretty new to the site. I used to lurk around here just because I liked the videos of robots, but eventually it sucked me in. I made a start here bot but wrote my own code which I am still working on. I am pretty good with coding and am looking forward to doing more advanced stuff. My camera is broken ATM but I'm going to borrow someones camera to make a page in the robot section with pictures and video.

For now though I'll give you guys the code I wrote in case anyone is interested. I can add descriptions if anyone wants but it's pretty self explanitory.

Just starting, help me decide which parts to get

I want to start getting into bulding my own robots and I have been looking around this site every now and then for the past year or so. I'll probably start with something like the "start here" bot or at least use a lot of the info for messing around. I already understand basic quite well so I should be able to pick it up fast. I'm trying to figure out all the things I should get and here's what I got.