With the purchase of my new home, we needed a lawn mower. We ended up buying an electric one, but the thought of building a remote control one was always in the back of my mind.

So of course it was only a matter of time before I built one. Everyone I saw done by other people used a standard mower, so I thought I would spice it up by using a reel mower.

I used two wheel chair motors paired with some MD03 motor drivers. I figured the easiest way to connect the motors to the wheels was a chain drive, and I gave the wheels some added traction with machine screws.

If you would like to learn more, don’t hesitate to ask. Here is a video of my robot in action.