In the Cub Scout outlaw pinewood derby, anything goes as long as the car fits on the track.
Frankencar is an Arduino-controlled, 400-Watt torque monster that smokes the competition. It was pieced together using VEX Robotics hardware, an outrunner brushless motor, an Arduino Nano, and various other components. A key feature is that Frankencar knows when it’s close to the finish line so it can slam on the brakes.
*grits teeth* "I only used what was in the approved kit..." *looks down and away*
Wow, that is awesome!
I'd love to see more details about the construction and code behind this. Cool project.
This is cool. I didn't even know there was an outlaw class. I think my son and I would have enjoyed this back then.