If you can dream it, you can build it... least you can, as long as you can afford it.
This seems to be my little motto right now, of late it seems life just wants to hold me back. If its not a bill its something going wrong with the car. however slowly I have been accumulating parts I need to make K-9 properly RC and not by simply placing some remote controlled vehicle underneath (Day 32).
As of now I have:
Two 24volt 280W Electric Scooter Motors (yes pretty overkill, BUT I want it to have no trouble on any terrain indoor or outdoor, plus I am only going to be running this at 12v)
Two rear wheels from a Razor Scooter
12v/12AH Rechargeable Battery (I got this from BGMicro.com for $16.50, elsewhere this battery is around $50)
While I wait for other parts to arrive, I decided to get to work and plan where everything was gonna go. I removed the RC car from underneath which meant that I had a bloody great hole that I had to work with. Fortunately I feel I managed to accommodate all the new parts in to the housing with plenty of room for the remainder of the RC components. I figure within two weeks K-9 will be motorised. Then its to work on his voice, a friend of mine is actually friends with John Leeson so I'm going to have K-9's original voice, I just need to put together a couple of 'unique' phrases
Until then, here's the latest photos of K-9s base...