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by Pete Prodoehl

Introduction

Note: This is a DIY Brick-based alternative to our Rover Remote Kit. If you can laser cut or 3D print things check out the Rover Remote guide. Otherwise this Brick version is another option.

Build a remote control with two thumbsticks to control your Rover. The left thumbstick controls the left wheel (forward & backward) and the right thumbstick controls the right wheel. You can drive forward, reverse, or spin in either direction.

You can also manipulate the Gripper using the built-in buttons on each thumbstick to open and close the fingers. We've also made it easy to change the speed of the Rover using the A and B buttons on the micro:bit

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  1. Our Rover Remote Kit is a great addition to our Rover but you may prefer a more DIY version... We've got you covered! While we provide files for laser cutting or 3D printing your own version, we also wanted a very simple option, so this Brick-based remote should fit the bill. Besides the Bit Board, micro:bit, two thumbsticks and jumper wires, you'll just need a LEGO baseplate, a few LEGO plates,  battery pack, and some rubber bands and tape.
    • Our Rover Remote Kit is a great addition to our Rover but you may prefer a more DIY version... We've got you covered!

    • While we provide files for laser cutting or 3D printing your own version, we also wanted a very simple option, so this Brick-based remote should fit the bill.

    • Besides the Bit Board, micro:bit, two thumbsticks and jumper wires, you'll just need a LEGO baseplate, a few LEGO plates, battery pack, and some rubber bands and tape.

    • For full instructions to wiring and programming the Brick Remote see the Rover Thumbstick Remote guide.

  2. If you do have access to a 3D printer but don't want to print the whole Rover Remote we've provided, here's another option... You can print two of these Thumbstick Sensor Holders and stick them right to the baseplate. Everything else is the same as the basic Brick Remote, but this might help the Thumbsticks stay in place a bit better.
    • If you do have access to a 3D printer but don't want to print the whole Rover Remote we've provided, here's another option...

    • You can print two of these Thumbstick Sensor Holders and stick them right to the baseplate.

    • Everything else is the same as the basic Brick Remote, but this might help the Thumbsticks stay in place a bit better.

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