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Sep 05, 2003, 03:02 AM
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Re: hacking radio shack zip zaps cars?


How in the world would you use it to turn on a TV?
ANYTHING you do to those POS'es will be an improvement. Including throwing
them away.



"Mad Scientist" <usenet@apple-o.com> wrote in message
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> Does anyone know if it's easy to open up one of those little cars and
> get at the relays that control the car, to control other things than
> the car? (ie hack into a lego mindstorms set, turn on a TV, etc.)
> How do you do it?
> Thanks



Sep 06, 2003, 03:01 AM
d r a k
d r a k
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Re: hacking radio shack zip zaps cars?


> How in the world would you use it to turn on a TV?
> ANYTHING you do to those POS'es will be an improvement. Including throwing
> them away.
>
> "Mad Scientist" <usenet@apple-o.com> wrote in message
>
>>>Does anyone know if it's easy to open up one of those little cars and
>>>get at the relays that control the car, to control other things than
>>>the car? (ie hack into a lego mindstorms set, turn on a TV, etc.)
>>>How do you do it?
>>>Thanks

>


Woot you mean I can turn the channel with a steering R/C gun? That would
be like big and I wouldn't have a problem loosing it in the couch
cushions! I'm sure if you took some common sense and took the car apart
you could actually get the thing apart. As for the electric soldier
board inside I'm sure its simple enough to figure out a crystal an 8bit
or 16bit cpu. What else is involved? The transmitter is probably a
different layer of board. A silly motor and a silly actuator for a servo
is probably on one of the layers. i've never taken one apart but I've
taken a FireBird XL apart with similar like contraptions. How you use
the channel setup is up to you.

Sep 06, 2003, 03:02 AM
Mad Scientist
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Re: hacking radio shack zip zaps cars?


thanks for your reply...
i don't know electronics so i was hoping someone had done this already,
i really need to just find the leads for the relays for the different
functions and wire in my own switches that the car's relays turn on instead
of the motor/steering/etc.


> I'm sure if you took some common sense and took the car apart
> you could actually get the thing apart. As for the electric soldier
> board inside I'm sure its simple enough to figure out a crystal an 8bit
> or 16bit cpu. What else is involved? The transmitter is probably a
> different layer of board. A silly motor and a silly actuator for a servo
> is probably on one of the layers. i've never taken one apart but I've
> taken a FireBird XL apart with similar like contraptions. How you use
> the channel setup is up to you.

Sep 08, 2003, 03:51 AM
d r a k
d r a k
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Re: hacking radio shack zip zaps cars?


Mad Scientist wrote:
> thanks for your reply...
> i don't know electronics so i was hoping someone had done this already,
> i really need to just find the leads for the relays for the different
> functions and wire in my own switches that the car's relays turn on instead
> of the motor/steering/etc.
>
>
>
>>I'm sure if you took some common sense and took the car apart
>>you could actually get the thing apart. As for the electric soldier
>>board inside I'm sure its simple enough to figure out a crystal an 8bit
>>or 16bit cpu. What else is involved? The transmitter is probably a
>>different layer of board. A silly motor and a silly actuator for a servo
>>is probably on one of the layers. i've never taken one apart but I've
>>taken a FireBird XL apart with similar like contraptions. How you use
>>the channel setup is up to you.


They are most likely not part of a wire lead. And just hard wired as
part of a wafer board of circuts. Just like the computer your on right
now that has several layers of circuts. The CPU has Circuts too,
exception that those layers are done in a Micron level. Not quit a nano
but small enough to get your brain in a bunch of squiggly mushie stuff.
Eh wait it already is like that.
Anyway your probably better off just getting your self a nice universal
remote. If you want to get something with leads and things try a Tyco
vehicle. =p If your looking for tiny small remotes their is a small
variety of watches that have universal remote functions. As for
electronics try starting with the basics then work your way up. Also a
nice understanding of an Ohm a Milli Amp and Volt, and the means to read
them on a meter. Good luck. Always start simple with any project you
have then work your way into it.



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