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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby deezee » February 3rd, 2011, 4:36 pm

yep i'm doing something like that. The screw moves down the axle as the wheels turn, and the screw hits the microswitch, turning the engine off.
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Battery Buggy B

Postby JohnStack2 » February 4th, 2011, 7:53 am

you have to make sure you have a microswitch because, just using the wing nut. to brake the car isent enough, you need to turn off the moter
also, using tires with more grip will allow it to stop faster , to get closer to the mark and hopfully win!
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Re: Battery Buggy B

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby Anime Girl » February 8th, 2011, 12:26 pm

Also all my other friends who are in S.O, say that we should make two buggys, just in case one brakes or gets messed up. Should I? :?:
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby robotman » February 8th, 2011, 1:13 pm

Also all my other friends who are in S.O, say that we should make two buggys, just in case one brakes or gets messed up. Should I? :?:
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However you can only use one a competition so the work to get two perfect working ones would be a lot
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby Anime Girl » February 10th, 2011, 1:21 pm

Thanx soo much. :D
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby needhelpwiththis » February 13th, 2011, 11:33 am

Do CD's with electrical tape make good wheels?
Also, I'm thinking about making my buggy with a second level. Top level has the battery box and switch. Bottom level has motor, axle and wheels.

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby robotman » February 13th, 2011, 12:13 pm

As long as you attach them to an axle they do :P
Anyways yea they should work and if they electrical tape doesnt give enough traction use balloons or rubberbands well I used Vex Wheels for mine.
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby hunter1BOOM » February 13th, 2011, 5:37 pm

Ok, so this is my idea. I made my chassis out of glued together cardboard. For a turning ability, my partner and I created a pivot point in the middle, easily adjusted by loosening a wingnut. For wheels, cd's with electrical tape will do. To attach the cd's to the axle(s), I'm putting craft foam around the axle till it fits snuggly in the middle of the cd. My braking system will be a threaded axle with a wingnut. My motor I found in an old R/C car. Any input?
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby robotman » February 13th, 2011, 5:48 pm

I would suggest balsa instead of cardboard also add a microswitch in the brake
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