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7 Easy Steps to Make a Remote Control Tank with Wood

Remote control toys are fun and exciting, but they can also be expensive and hard to find. What if you could make your own remote control tank with simple tools and materials that you already have at home? In this article, you will learn how to do just that in 7 easy steps. You will also learn some basic skills and concepts related to woodworking, engineering, and robotics. This project is suitable for kids and parents who enjoy DIY crafts and want to have some fun together.

In this article, you will learn how to make a realistic and functional remote control tank with wood, metal, and some electronic components. You will also learn some basic skills and concepts related to woodworking, engineering, and robotics. This project is suitable for kids and parents who enjoy DIY crafts and want to have some fun together.

Before you start, make sure you have the following tools and materials ready:

·   A piece of light-colored wood or plywood (about 34 cm x 20 cm)

·   A metal sheet (about 36 cm x 6 cm)

·   A pair of scissors or a metal cutter

·   A drill and some screws

·   A glue gun and some glue sticks

·   A ruler and a pencil

·   A saw or a knife

·   Some black paint and a brush

·   Some rubber bands or tire tubes

·   Some wooden sticks or skewers

·   A remote control car or a remote control kit

·   A camera and a microphone (optional)

Remote Control Tank with Wood

Now, follow these steps to make your remote control tank:

Step 1: Cut the Wood and the Metal

First, you need to cut the wood and the metal into the shape of the tank’s body and tracks. Use the ruler and the pencil to mark the dimensions and the shapes on the wood and the metal. Then, use the saw or the knife to cut the wood and the scissors or the metal cutter to cut the metal.

You should have the following pieces:

·   A main plate of wood (34 cm x 20 cm)

·   Two side plates of metal (36 cm x 6 cm each)

·   Two front and back plates of metal (25 cm x 6 cm each)

Step 2: Attach the Metal Plates to the Wood

Next, you need to attach the metal plates to the wood to form the tank’s hull. Use the drill and the screws to secure the metal plates to the edges of the wood. Make sure the metal plates are aligned and flush with the wood. You should have something like this:

Step 3: Paint the Tank

Now, you need to paint the tank to give it a realistic and military look. Use the black paint and the brush to paint the metal plates and the tracks. You can also paint some details on the wood, such as the number “808” and the star symbol. Let the paint dry completely before moving on to the next step.

Step 4: Make the Wheels and the Tracks

Next, you need to make the wheels and the tracks for the tank. Use the rubber bands or the tire tubes to make the tracks. Cut them into equal lengths and glue them together to form a loop. Make sure the loop is tight enough to fit around the metal plates. Then, use the wooden sticks or skewers to make the wheels. Cut them into equal lengths and glue them to the inside of the metal plates. Make sure the wheels are evenly spaced and can rotate freely. You should have something like this:

 Remote Control Tank with Wood

Step 5: Make the Turret and the Gun

Next, you need to make the turret and the gun for the tank. Use the remaining wood to make the turret. Cut it into a circular shape and drill a hole in the center. Then, use a metal rod or a screwdriver to make the gun. Insert it into the hole and glue it in place. You can also paint the turret and the gun with black paint. Then, attach the turret to the top of the tank with a screw. Make sure the turret can rotate and the gun can move up and down. You should have something like this:

Step 6: Install the Remote Control System

Next, you need to install the remote control system for the tank. If you have a remote control car, you can use its circuit board, battery, motor, and receiver. If you have a remote control kit, you can use its components. You can also buy these parts online or from a hobby store. You will also need some wires and a soldering iron to connect the parts.

First, open the remote control car or the kit and take out the circuit board, the battery, the motor, and the receiver. Then, make a hole in the bottom of the tank and insert the motor. Connect the motor to the wheels with some gears or belts. Then, connect the motor to the battery and the receiver with some wires. Make sure the polarity is correct and the connections are secure. Then, place the battery and the receiver inside the tank and close the hole. You can also attach a camera and a microphone to the tank if you want to have a first-person view and sound. Connect them to the receiver and the battery with some wires. You should have something like this:

Step 7: Test the Tank

Now, you are ready to test your remote control tank. Turn on the remote control and the receiver and make sure they are paired. Then, use the buttons or the joysticks on the remote control to move the tank forward, backward, left, and right. You can also use the remote control to rotate the turret and move the gun. If you have a camera and a microphone, you can also see and hear what the tank sees and hears. Have fun with your remote control tank and enjoy your DIY project!

 Remote Control Tank with Wood
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