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rs14smith

Solar Charged Remote Control Electric Lawn Mower

I, Robert Steve Smith, have put together a series of videos below that will show you how to create

  1. rs14smith
    I, Robert Steve Smith, have put together a series of videos below that will show you how to create a Solar Charged Remote Control Electric Lawn Mower (SCRCELM).

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    There are a total of 14 videos below that will explain my process used in detail, such as what parts to order, how to hook up components, advice, and more. Below the videos, I have put a general list of all the components and tools you will need for this project.

    Project Difficulty Level: Intermediate

    Important Files:

    Files:

    - Google Sketchup (SCRCELM) 3D Model Drawing

    Diagrams & Schematics:

    -Solar Charged RC Electric Lawn Mower Schematic
    -Connecting two 12v Batteries In Series To Produce 24v

    Resources & Templates:

    -Electronic Box Interface Template
    -Sabertooth 2X25 Dip Switch Wizard



    How-To Videos:

    Intro:
    [video=youtube;xYoxCsltIqc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYoxCsltIqc[/video]

    Part 1:
    [video=youtube;cR2uR0xwjWY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR2uR0xwjWY[/video]

    Part 2:
    [video=youtube;h_Mdy08x6Pw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_Mdy08x6Pw[/video]

    Part 3:
    [video=youtube;yFyv92XlBoI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFyv92XlBoI[/video]

    Part 4:
    [video=youtube;8KBQgQjV0ZU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KBQgQjV0ZU[/video]

    Part 5:
    [video=youtube;9r0np3fV14c]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r0np3fV14c[/video]

    Part 6:
    [video=youtube;qR-pNctmhdY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR-pNctmhdY[/video]

    Part 7:
    [video=youtube;prrvmjzyM0s]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prrvmjzyM0s[/video]

    Part 8:
    [video=youtube;0kMf7sPs6dk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kMf7sPs6dk[/video]

    Part 9:
    [video=youtube;J9aYIXknrzE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9aYIXknrzE[/video]

    Part 10:
    [video=youtube;vomzii9PigE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vomzii9PigE[/video]

    Part 11:
    [video=youtube;s6CFofVjKh8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6CFofVjKh8[/video]

    Part 12:
    [video=youtube;YFnZAtStsVY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFnZAtStsVY[/video]

    Part 13:
    [video=youtube;WESAqGEyTzY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WESAqGEyTzY[/video]

    List of Parts (You can find the more detailed version at my website):

    Frame & Body:
    [*]Steelworks Aluminum Flat 1/8 x 2 x 8′ (Quantity may vary)
    Steelworks Aluminum Flat 1/8 x 1-1/2 x 8′ (Quantity may vary)
    Steelworks Aluminum Flat 1/8 x 1 x 8′ (Quantity may vary)
    Steelworks Aluminum Angle 1/8 x 1-1/2 x 8′ (Quantity may vary)
    Steelworks Aluminum Angle 1/8 x 1 x 8′ (Quantity may vary)
    HM 5/16 – 18 x 1 Hex Bolt (100 pack)
    Stop Nuts Nylon Insert 5/16 – 18 (100 pack)
    HM 5/16 – 18 x 1 1/2 Hex Bolt
    HM 5/16 – 1/2 Hex Bolt
    Nylon MS BH/Slot 1/4-20 x 1
    Nylon Hex Nuts 1/4-20
    5/16 Drill Bit
    Multiuse Lube WD40

    Electric Wheelchair Related Components:

    Electric Wheelchair Motors
    Sabertooth 2X25 Dual Motor Driver
    DX5e DSMX 5-Channel Transmitter/Receiver
    Male Servo Connector
    9-18VDC Hobby Motor
    2x NOCO Group U1 Battery Box
    2x 13×5.00-6 Carlisle Tire Split Rim
    The Hillman Group 5/16″ x 2″ Zinc Plated Fine-Thread Hex Bolt
    Hitachi 13/32″ Drill Bit
    Flat Washers 5/16 – Box Set
    2x UB12350 Group U1 Battery
    24v Battery Charger
    20-Ft. UL-Recognized Red Hookup Wire (12AWG)
    20-Ft. UL-Recognized Black Hookup Wire (12AWG)

    Lawn Mower Related Components:

    Black & Decker CM1836 Electric Lawn
    1x 1N4007 1A 1000V Rectifier Diode
    36 Volt Continuous Duty Solenoid Relay
    25A Solid State Relay SSR DC In DC Out
    Heatsink for Solid State Relay
    Heatsink Compound
    In-line ACT Water-resistant Fuse Holder – 10 AWG
    ATC / ATO BLADE FUSE 25 AMP
    Heat Shrink Tubing

    Microprocessor Related Components:

    Parallax Board of Education
    1x 9v Battery Clip
    1x IRF3205 MOSFET

    Solar Related Components:

    1x Morningstar PS15 ProStar 15 Charge Controller (PS-15)
    2x 12v 20 Watt Solar Panels
    8x Z Style Flat Roof Mounting System (Brackets)
    24v Power Inverter
    Pan Head Slotted Screws 4-40 x 3/4
    Hex Machine Nuts Stainless 4-40

    Other Electric Components:

    Dri-box Waterproof Outdoor Connection Enclosure
    Cooler Master Computer Case 120mm Cooling Fan
    SilverStone 120mm Fan Filter with Grill FF121B
    Nylon Wing Nuts 1/4″-20
    Nylon Mach Screw 1/4″ x 1-1/2″
    Nylon Mach Screw 1/4″ x 1/2″
    Nylon Hex Nut 1/4″-20
    2x 25A DPDT Toggle Switch
    1x 50A Toggle Switch (On-Off)
    2x 36v Battery Voltmeter
    2x SPST Rocker Switch
    100A Busbar
    Pwr Plug Sealed IP68
    Pwr Jack Sealed IP68
    Digital Multimeter

    Recommended Tools & Machines:

    Torque Wrench / Kit
    Wrench / Kit
    Band Saw
    Belt Sander
    Drill Press / Power Drill
    Heavy Duty Spring Clamps

    For more information regarding this project, please visit: RC-LawnMower.com