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.
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Good hack, I'll have to watch parts tomorrow. Were you able to replicate the strafing movement like the original toy moved? That was always my problem with exploring that kinda drive.
my battery 30 mph
other battery 60 mph
use at my farm