My robotic "testbed" for various MCUs and GUIs - the "Gunnerator"
I built this years ago from the base of an old broken RAD Robot toy
It has, and still does, serve me well as a relatively "mostly all terrain" type test base for outdoor use.
It presently looks like this...
It is currently running off a Wemos D1 Mini Pro, and I have used many different control interfaces for it. I am working with VirtuinoSE for it's latest GUI.
It runs on a 12v SLA battery... which, while heavy, is easy to keep charged with a simple trickle charge solar panel, provides more than enough power and the weight helps with traction.
The motors and drivetrain are the stock (6vdc - now over driven, and plastic gears) from the original toy, and while very noisy they seem to "just work" so I haven't bothered to upgrade them... although I did have to "stretch" the chassis to tension the old rubber tracks and keep them from falling off when "tank steering".
It has a two speed "transmission" that I converted to servo control for remote switching.
One of these days I need to upgrade to a proper POV system (using a cell as IP Cam is too laggy) and add on an arm or something, with this servo converted VEX claw.
@gunner Nice bot base.
I know what you are talking about with the lag on the phone as a cam setup. I did it on a telepresence bot and it was no fun. I would drive into stuff all the time. I love the shifter mod.
I love that idea !
Makes me think about the old (still functional) Omnibot2000 I've got in the basement