M8 - Model 8 Arduino RC Car

The M-Series was originally born to fix a broken RC car my son had. It quickly evolved into an educational platform for kids and adults.

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Main Objectives
Had to be totally designed and printed by me
Had to be easy to reproduce
Had to be totally open source
Had to be modular so I could easily modify it

The car features 10 separate pieces
New snap together body creates a very ridged frame
All of the chassis pieces can be printed flat and on a high resolution
The car is totally enclosed with a lid
The motor mounts fit snuggly against the side of the vehicle
Components fit comfortably inside to prevent moving around.

This RC Car is a ton of fun to build and mod. You can easily add to the designs that I came up with or you can modify them to be or look however you want.

Everything is open source and is hosted on GitHub

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  • 1 × Arduino Uno Mechanical layer
  • 1 × Arduino Fio Communications Layer
  • 1 × Adafruit Motor Shield Connects to Arduino Uno
  • 4 × DC Motor
  • 1 × Bluetooth Card Connects to fio

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  • 1
    Step 1
    Print as many of the parts flat and on blue painters tape
  • 2
    Step 2

    Next connect the side walls to the front and back pieces

  • 3
    Step 3

    Put your motors inside of the motor mounts

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