Sunday, February 21, 2010

Week TechVideo, 2010 #08 - Remote controlled 8258

Today the 8258 (Crane Truck) in a modified version by Xander Soldaat (mightor).
This was a demo model for LW 2009 in Zwolle, with all functions remote controlled.

In addition to the 4 powered functions in the original model, Xander wanted to make it drive and steerable, from the PF remotes, thus counting 6 function in total. In order to achieve it, he needed to take out all the gear boxes housed in the middle of the truck, and added some PF motors and IR receivers.
  • 1 PF XL-motor for driving the rear wheels
  • 5 PF M-motors
  • 3 PF IR Receivers

Quite a bit of work...
You can find some more photos from the original post, at Xanders' blog.

I have been to write about this since a few weeks ago, and as a matter of coincidence today when revisiting the materials to finally write it, I realized that also today, Xander added a post about one NXTfied version from the same truck, by Ramacco.

The crane truck here was automated using one NXT brick with 2 NXT servos for driving and steering. Furthermore, 3 PF motors were used to control the crane itself.
The NXT controls the PF motors via an HiTechnic IRLink sensor, while the NXT brick itself is controlled from a Nokia 3109c phone via Bluetooth.


Anonymous said...

Great vids. I´ve been looking for ways to fully RC this model as I want to try myself, but find it hard to star. Now I have some ideas and will give it a shot. Thanks


Anonymous said...

It´s not good :/

Menno Gorter said...
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Menno Gorter said...

I prefer to make something new with the parts, if I buy a set.
In case of this 8258 I actually tried to improve it, starting with it's legs than the arm...
Found out that I didn't like the whole idea and did what I wanted to do with the parts: making my own models!

Marc-Andre Bazergui (bazmarc) said...

I think both Xanders and Ramacc0 mods are very well done, the NXTfied version is impressive one can hardly see the NXT it is so well integrated. Good work guys.

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