Remote Controlled Car With The micro:bit
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Remote Controlled Car With The micro:bit

Kerry Kidd
Kerry Kidd

Building and coding a remote-controlled car with BBC: Micro-bit

Car

First, you have to attach the motors to the polystyrene with bands (you should use two bands for each motor so that the motors will not turn round).

Then you have to attach the motor driver and the battery holder to the polystyrene that you have used before by means of bands.

Now you need to connect the battery holder to the motor driver, and the driver board to the motors. You should upload the program in the micro:bit now, because it will be complicated if you do it later.


Finally, place the third wheel in such a way that it helps hold up the car. Then tie the wheel with a band. Do not tighten the wheel too much, it should turn comfortably. Link the micro:bit to the motor driver board. (we have used the inside roll of a Sellotape, but you can use whatever you want, provided that it doesn't block the car)

The finished car

Remote

Now we are going to make the remote control.  Take the second block of polystyrene and make two holes in which the micro:bit will be placed. The holes are necessary so that the reset button will not get pressed.

Then you have to attach the battery holders with cable ties and wire them to the micro:bits. Finally, you have to attach the micro:bits to the polystyrene with bands

The finished remote
The car with the remote

Car Code

Code for the car

Remote Code - Left micro:bit

Code for the left micro:bit

Remote Code - Right micro:bit