SwitchBlade is a entirely built-from-scratch remote controlled car and Nunchuck controller. Unlike the the average store bought RC car this little guy contains some cool features such as Ackerman steering steering, differential backdrive motor system, scissor doors that open/close on command, music that plays from a speaker when the doors are open, & functional head lights.
Another interesting aspect of SwitchBlade was that it's exterior shell and chassis were one in the same so all the internal components (Li-Po battery, steering servo, high-geared door motors, differential system, & speaker) were embedded in the unibody. Unfortunately, the integration of the mechatronic systems needs to be revised (lighter car shell, more accessible ON/OFF switch, etc.) So look out for SwitchBlade 2.0 - it will be coming soon!
Collaborator: Alfredo Muniz