Create your own 3D printed radio controlled Jeep off-road


As you well know, it is not the first time that Hardware Libre has dealt with issues about how create your own radio controlled car using a 3D printer. On this occasion, the project can go even further since we will not only create the vehicle, but all its systems will be controlled by means of a card. Arduino so that, thanks to its use, we can control the vehicle, instead of with a radio control, using a simple application installed on our smartphone.

Tell you that the author of this nice project responds to the name of Nicolas roux And, as you can see both in the image at the top of this post and in the video located just below these lines, he has decided to build and share a project in a radio-controlled Jeep off-road equipped with a kind of Caterpillars on its wheels so that it can circulate on any type of terrain. Inside it, we can find enough space to install our Arduino board without any complication and thus have total control of it.

If you are interested in understanding and understanding how a vehicle like the one you see on the screen can be created, tell you that Nicolas has decided to share the entire project through a page on Thingiverse that you can access by doing click here. On the other hand and going into detail, tell you that the car has been designed using the software SolidWorks for CAD with a required printing time of about 10 hours using a printer FlashForge Creator Pro 3D.

In electronics issues highlight certain aspects such as the use of a card Arduino UNO as well as the expansion Arduino Motor Shield to control motors. The Arduino board must also be installed with the program called Bluetooth RC Controller to be able to communicate with the car and thus control the direction, speed, headlights ... from your own smartphone or tablet. Undoubtedly a more than interesting and above all entertaining project that you will surely like.

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  1.   Jose Vega said

    Hi John, the thingiverse link directs me to a 404. It must be wrong.


    1.    Juan Luis Arboledas said

      Hello Jose:

      I'm really sorry, I've been looking for the page on some other type of link and within the Thingiverse itself and it seems the author has removed it. I will continue to insist.