Remember when toy cars from your childhood were updated with the remote-controlled ones? Someone did that and clearly wanted to revive the old memories. But here's the catch, he handcrafted an extremely tiny remote car. Like those HotWheels that we used to collect and keep in our rooms.
As tiny as 1:150
This YouTuber diorama111 goes through a long process of creating a new remote car out of an already existing small toy car, with a scale of 1:150.
The user takes apart Toyota Crown into three main pieces and modifies each of them: the wheels, the body, and the shell. He just eliminates the outer shell as it is and uses it to cover the body at the end.
Mainly, he breaks down the wheels and separates them from the connecting bar. After boring a hole in the wheels with a little electric drill, he gets the wheels thinner and covers them with rubber plastic.
Rubbers are shaped with sandpaper afterward for a proper tire look.
A real handcraft
It may sound easy but trust us when we say this guy is pretty handy and patient to go through all that. He goes super minimalistic that it's not possible not to be amazed watching him work. And now that's some crafty engineering!
The battery he uses is the size of a shirt's button. It's a lithium polymer with a voltage of 3.7, in other words, it is rechargeable.
As he explains, the infrared remote control is self-made. And he writes a program to be able to remote-control the car by a transmitter.
The program of the microcontroller (ATiny1616) is coded on a development platform, which he urges that you will need an updated version of it, or else it won't be compatible with the device.
In the end, the mini car is seen moving really slow. Though, one question we have in mind about the whole process is whether he has to break down every unit when the battery is dead to recharge it or not. Well, we will have to wait until it is and he makes another video to find out.
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