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Microcontrollers Give Slot Cars A Boost
May 2008
Microcontrollers are used in many different applications — motor control being one of them. So why not put a motor on something fun, like a slot car? This article will show how to turn an 18 volt, brushed DC-motored slot car into a micro-controlled super car using the PIC12F683 microcontroller. We will give the car adjustable speed control (a throttle!!), brakes (Midas doesn’t make them that small), and the ability to read the track and know where all of the turns and straight-aways are....