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Pinter75
10-05-2009, 07:42 AM
This is my hacked Bigtrak, aptly now called "Hacktrak"

I got this on eBay and it looked like it had been stored in a shed. All the original components were rusted beyond repair.

So out they came, and in went an Arduino and breadboard for prototyping. Along with a good clean, respray and custom stickers.

I scanned and traced the original stickers, made a new logo and cut them on my Craft robo.

Along with the Arduino controller, I replaced the old torch bulb with an LED, and added a digital audio recorder module to recreate the original sounds.

For this video, I attached an Ultrasonic sensor and wrote a few lines of code. The Arduino & breadboard combo, mean unlimited hacks for this bot.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTyiH36xXqI

sam
10-05-2009, 10:02 AM
That's a pretty cool robot you got there! I like the sound it makes... makes me think of my childhood. :)

That's a great example of how useful the arduino is.

Sam

nagmier
10-05-2009, 11:25 AM
Wow nice job! I've been seeing alot of retro hacks recently and they have got me pondering... great job!