This project was created by Michael Shorter, Tom Metcalfe, Jon Rogers and Ali Napier at the Product Design Research Studio, Dundee.
What you will need:
6WD Wild Thumper Arduino Chassis – http://robosavvy.com/store/product_info.php/products_id/1167?osCsid=5e99bbe12a25938cbf4267ea6bc497ea
Wild Thumper Arduino Controller – http://robosavvy.com/store/product_info.php/products_id/1168
LiPo Battery – 7.2V 5000mah
10cm diameter drainpipe
35mm diameter pipe
Electric Imp breakout board
Some jumper cables
Skateboard grip tape
Step 1: Building the Rover
Hopefully the images below give a good idea of how to stick the new chassis for your Wild Thumper 6WD together.
The wiring of the Electric Imp to the Arduino is easy:
Imp pin 1 – Arduino pin 10
Imp pin 2 – Arduino pin 9
Imp pin 8 – Arduino pin 12
Imp pin 9 – Arduino pin 2
The Electric Imp will also need either 5V or 3.3V depending on your breakout board, as well as ground.
I decided to wire in a toggle switch in line with the battery to make it easy to turn on and off.