I've always wanted to make a robot with mecanum wheels, and as I was shopping the other day I stumbled across a low-cost RC car with some on it! What a perfect thing to hack.
Manufacturer Link: https://hypertoys.com/product/yamaha-yxz-nano-drift-rc-blue/
Walmart Link: https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/150th-scale-yamaha-nano-yxz-with-drift-function-wheels-carbon-blue-color-carbon-and-blue/6000201633689
I'll be adding an EZ-Robot IoTiny to this chassis and I'll try to reuse as much electronics as I can. I have to upgrade the battery as the IoTiny will likely have a hard time running off a single cell LiPo. I'll also add a camera as a sensor and a POV cam.
The software being used is created by Synthiam, it's called ARC and can be downloaded here:
Robot building products were generously donated by EZ-Robot, If you'd like to use their products for your own project, find them at:
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