Ahad, Februari 10, 2013

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 a Solar Charged Remote Control Electric Lawn Mower (SCRCELM).

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:


- 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:


Diagrams & Schematics & Program Code

-Solar Charged RC Electric Lawn Mower Schematic
-Connecting two 12v Batteries In Series To Produce 24v
-Parallax Basic Stamp Code File

SCRCELM Parts List

Parts List Last Updated On: Dec. 20, 2011
PartPart #Location

Frame & Body

Steelworks Aluminum Flat 1/8 x 2 x 8′ (Quantity may vary)55960Lowes.com
Steelworks Aluminum Flat 1/8 x 1-1/2 x 8′ (Quantity may vary)55959Lowes.com
Steelworks Aluminum Flat 1/8 x 1 x 8′ (Quantity may vary)55958Lowes.com
Steelworks Aluminum Angle 1/8 x 1-1/2 x 8′ (Quantity may vary)55973Lowes.com
Steelworks Aluminum Angle 1/8 x 1 x 8′ (Quantity may vary)55971Lowes.com
HM 5/16 – 18 x 1 Hex Bolt (100 pack)63317Lowes.com
Stop Nuts Nylon Insert 5/16 – 18 (100 pack)180150Lowes.com
HM 5/16 – 18 x 1 1/2 Hex Bolt63318Lowes.com
HM 5/16 – 1/2 Hex Bolt135696Lowes.com
Nylon MS BH/Slot 1/4-20 x 1139081Lowes.com
Nylon Hex Nuts 1/4-20138986Lowes.com
5/16 Drill Bit219775Lowes.com
Multiuse Lube WD40188735Lowes.com

Electric Wheelchair Related Components

Electric Wheelchair MotorseBay
Sabertooth 2X25 Dual Motor DriverSabertooth 2×25Dimension Engineering
DX5e DSMX 5-Channel Transmitter/ReceiverSpektrumAmazon
Male Servo ConnectorB0006O5LOAAmazon
9-18VDC Hobby Motor273-256RadioShack
2x NOCO Group U1 Battery BoxBOX-U1BatteryMart
2x 13×5.00-6 Carlisle Tire Split Rim260120BMI Karts & Supplies
The Hillman Group 5/16″ x 2″ Zinc Plated Fine-Thread Hex Bolt138064Lowes.com
Hitachi 13/32″ Drill BitN/ALowes.com
Flat Washers 5/16 – Box SetN/ALowes.com
2x UB12350 Group U1 BatteryUniversal Power GroupAmazon
24v Battery Charger022-0158-1Amazon
20-Ft. UL-Recognized Red Hookup Wire (12AWG)278-565RadioShack
20-Ft. UL-Recognized Black Hookup Wire (12AWG)278-566RadioShack
Waxman 8-Inch Polyurethane Caster with Swivel4136455Amazon.com

Lawn Mower Related Components

Black & Decker CM1836 Electric LawnBlack & DeckerAmazon
1x 1N4007 1A 1000V Rectifier Diode220754568126eBay
36 Volt Continuous Duty Solenoid RelaySSMU-1021Amazon
25A Solid State Relay SSR DC In DC OutESSR-25DDCLightObject
Heatsink for Solid State Relay175441OSCSYS
Heatsink Compound17568OSCSYS
In-line ACT Water-resistant Fuse Holder – 10 AWGInlineAmazon
Heat Shrink Tubing773809Lowes

Microprocessor Related Components

Parallax Board of Education28803Parallax
1x 9v Battery Clip2700325RadioShack
1x IRF3205 MOSFET618089Jameco
1x PicoSwitchPicoSwitchDimension Engineering

Solar Related Components

1x Morningstar PS15 ProStar 15 Charge Controller (PS-15)PS-15Infinigi
2x 12v 20 Watt Solar PanelsSTP020PUL-Solar
8x Z Style Flat Roof Mounting System (Brackets)Z-BRACKETUL-Solar
24v Power Inverter170644050866eBay
Pan Head Slotted Screws 4-40 x 3/4881944Lowes.com
Hex Machine Nuts Stainless 4-40882014Lowes.com

Other Electric Components

Voltage RegulatorDE-SWADJ3Dimension Engineering
Voltage Regulator Breakout BoardVreg BreakoutDimension Engineering
Dri-box Waterproof Outdoor Connection Enclosure58-14220MCM
Cooler Master Computer Case 120mm Cooling FanB0026ZPFCKAmazon
SilverStone 120mm Fan Filter with Grill FF121BFF121BAmazon
Nylon Wing Nuts 1/4″-20138998Lowes.com
Nylon Mach Screw 1/4″ x 1-1/2″139008Lowes.com
Nylon Mach Screw 1/4″ x 1/2″139081Lowes.com
Nylon Hex Nut 1/4″-20138986Lowes.com
2x 25A DPDT Toggle Switch360-1909-NDDigi-Key
1x 50A Toggle Switch (On-Off)85904Autozone
2x 36v Battery Voltmeter150609894288eBay
2x SPST Rocker Switch275-693RadioShack
100A Busbar2314Amazon
Pwr Plug Sealed IP68502-S761KS12Mouser
Pwr Jack Sealed IP68502-L722ASMouser
Digital Multimeter22-813RadioShack

Recommended Tools & Machines

Torque Wrench / KitAny Home Improvement Store
Wrench / KitAny Home Improvement Store
Band SawAny Home Improvement Store
Belt SanderAny Home Improvement Store
Drill Press / Power DrillAny Home Improvement Store
Heavy Duty Spring ClampsAny Home Improvement Store

Comments & Questions

Check my Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page prior to using the contact page. If your question is not listed on the FAQ page or if you wish to leave a comment, visit my contact page.
DISCLAIMER – Controlling an unmanned vehicle as shown above can be potentially lethal. You run the potential risk of hurting someone, an animal, or yourself if proper precautions are not taken. I accept no responsibility for any potential dangers that may arise while you build the vehicle above. If you decide to build the device above, you do so at your own risk, and you are acknowledging that you and only you will be held responsible if any problems occur.

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