Pi-Cars Showroom

Welcome to the Pi-Cars showroom. We plan to showcase any radio controlled cars in here that have been converted to Pi-Cars and also some of the things they get up to. If you have created a Pi-Car with our Tool Kit or worked it out on your own get in touch through our contact page and we will feature it here.

Lots of different RC cars will work with the Tool Kit – basically anything that uses the TX2B chip. Listed below are the ones that can be bought together with the Tool Kit together with other models that we have had working in the past.

Cars that were used when creating the Tool Kit and can be bought together with the Tool Kit:

New Bright Sport Ferrari 458 Italia 1_24 Radio Controlled Car

New Bright 1:24 Ferrari available in the Pi-Car Tool Kit

Can be bought separately from here.

  • New Bright RC Toy Pick Up Model
New Bright RC Toy Pick Up

New Bright Toy Pick Up truck that can be bought with the Pi-Cars Tool Kit

Can be bought separately from here.

Other New Bright Cars we know work with the Pi-Cars Tool Kit:

New Bright RAM Basics 1_24 Scale

New Bright RAM Basics 1_24 Scale

New Bright RAM Basics Black 1_24 Scale

Also works with Pi-Cars Tool Kit New Bright RAM Basics Black 1_24 Scale

New Bright Ram HEMI, Mud Slingers, 1_6 Scale

Works with Pi-Cars Tool Kit – New Bright Ram HEMI, Mud Slingers, 1_6 Scale

  • New Bright Sport Audi 1:16 Scale
New Bright RC Sport Audi

New Bright RC Sport Audi for connecting to Pi-Car

We believe any of the New Bright Models will work with the same Tool Kit and instructions that we have provided in the Pi-Cars factory as we understand they use the same chip – if you have one already then why not convert it with the Tool Kit and let us know.

Hobby Fun Cars we converted:

We also converted a number of Hobby Fun cars from China. We don’t think they are available for sale in the UK but had fun with them and were impressed by them to. We gave these away in our earlier competition.

Hobby Fun Radio Control Construction Vehicle

Hobby Fun Radio Control Construction Vehicle that has been converted to a Pi-Car.

1_18 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG

1_18 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG that we have converted to a Pi-Car.

Pi-Cars converted by other people

  • Porsche 911 GT3 RS Radio Controlled Car
Porsche 911 from Argos

Porsche 911 from Argos converted by Nilesh Gajjar

Well done to Nilesh Gajjar for converting this one. It can be bought from Argos – click here. Here is how he wired up the controller with one of our Pi-Car Tool Kits:

Porsche inside controller

Converted Porsch radio controlled car to Pi-Car

Porsche Controller connected test points

Inside of the Porsche controller connected up as a Pi-Car.

Here is more from Nilesh Gajjar driving round his Pi-Car – click here.

  • Turbo charged Monster Truck

Thanks to Joseph Holland who told us how he turbo charged his Monster Truck to make it go faster!

Warning do not try this unless you are comfortable with what Joseph has done. You will also void all warranties if you try it.

Here is a video of the turbo charged Monster Truck:

https://plus.google.com/photos/100043375255908886232/albums/5882377194613313649/5882377194471937986

From Joseph on how to do it:

All of the car kits you sell run with 3 x 1.5 v batteries inserted in the toy. Right, the toy goes, but a bit sedately. Well, since I have overclocked my Raspberry Pi, I think I should also overclock my Pi-Car!

How to supercharge your 4.5 volt toy truck/tank/boat: take 2 3.7 volt baggie batteries from 2 helicopters but don’t throw out the helicopters. Watch how you disconnect the batteries, you will want to reconnect them back later – to recharge them – put them in the toy that you want to supercharge by observing battery polarities etc. 3.7v + 3.7v = 7.4v power instead of 4.5 v power. this process is also suitable for r/c toys which normaly take a 6v battery. warning – do not try and put 9v battery into where 4.5 battery set normally goes – it could damage the motherboard and electric motor.

Helicopter batteries for use in Pi-Car

Helicopter batteries for use in Pi-Car

Inserting batteries into rc car

Inserting batteries into rc car

Joseph puts information on all the projects he is working on his web page click here.

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