This project uses the Quantum platform and our Steering Car and Joystick PCB Kit. It is a fast, agile, and easy to assemble RC car that is highly customizable to include more functions to the car using our app builder.
Download the Steering Car DIY Kit Bill of Materials.
Gather your Steering Car Kit PCB and all required components listed in the BOM.
It is especially important to follow the BOM exactingly as it tells you where to place the components on the PCB. The fifth column on the BOM is the “parts” column. This column designates which position on the PCB you are to pace the component. For example, if under the parts column you have a resistor labeled r1 you would then find the position marked r1 on the PCB and place the resistor there.
Step 2: Connecting the Motors and Servo to the board
Here you can see the junctions labeled M1 and M2. These are the terminals in which you will connect your motor leads.
Connect the positive and negative leads from your motors as follows.
Take care to ensure that your motors are wired correctly. Otherwise, the two motors will spin in opposite directions.
Now, wire your servo to the PCB as follows.
This will complete the hardware wiring on your PCB!
Step 3: Wiring your Chassis to the Builder Base
Once all your motors are wired and mounted, you can connect your PCB to the Builder Base. You can follow along to the diagram and table below to ensure you have the appropriate wiring.
**Be careful to make sure that you connect the PCB to 5V and NOT 3.3V