Cheap Rc Robots
Ideas for Cheap RC Robots
If you are looking for cheap rc robots, think of how much money you want to spend putting into your robot. Some great ways to save money on your rc robot is to do some research to buy the parts that you will need. Check online for websites that offer parts. You may want to check CraigsList for someone trying to get rid of their robot or robot parts at a very reasonable price. EBay may even have a bidding of two or more of robot parts to help you save money.
Check your garage, your parent's garage and any friends or family that will let you check around their garage for parts. These people may happily donate items to you as they were not using the items in the first place. Hopefully they will just be happy to get rid of the stuff and feel good knowing you will be using them.
Another way to have one of the cheap rc robots is to ask others if they want to form a team with one robot. All of you can feel the excitement at the tournaments as well as each chip in to split the cost of the robot and the expenses it can rack up.
You may have businesses in your area that would be happy to sponsor you and your new hobby/sport. Visit the business in person. Before approaching a business make sure you are organized and you can explain things well on what you hope to accomplish. It is easier to find a sponsor in your area from a small business versus a large corporation which will almost never sponsor you.
The main things you should spend your money on include your motors, radio, wheels and speed controller. The motors you can check local and other junkyards in the surrounding area that you live. Cordless drills is a popular way many people go when building one of their own cheap remote control robots.
Your radio should be up to par using an FM or PCM radio. Never use an AM radio as the interference is atrocious. You will end up frustrated because your rc robot will not work half of the time. Plus, if you want to compete it is against the rules to have an AM radio.
You want wheels with excellent traction so you can defend yourself as best as possible against your opponent. Also, if you go to push your opponent you want traction so that you actually move the other robot.
Speed controllers are very complex so it is advisable to purchase an already made one by people that know how to make them.
You may want to order one of the cheap rc robot kits. You can find these cheap rc robot kits online. Again, check eBay as well as CraigsList to find an even better deal.
There are many ways you can make one of the cheap rc robots if you find ways to be savvy to save money.