BUILD AND RACE YOUR OWN HOBBY GRADE RADIO CONTROL MODEL CAR- a Hands-On Workshop by Urban PlaySpace at Maker Faire 2017

This workshop provides an introduction into the building and racing of a hobby-grade radio control model car. At the end of the workshop, participants get to go home with the cars they have built as a start into the hobby of racing radio control cars. Most of us would have experienced the joys of driving radio control cars, especially when we were much younger. At the same time, many would also have felt the disappointment when these toys breakdown and become useless. Building your own radio control model car gives you the chance to not only learn about how it operates, but also provides you with the opportunity to troubleshoot problem areas, and to replace and improve on parts that break. Knowing how the car works will also allow you to make adjustments and setup changes so that they perform better on the race track. Many of the car setup changes also apply to real race cars such as Formula 1 racing cars. During the workshop, participants will benefit from the following:

Understand the different parts of a radio control car including the radio control system, the electric power system, the gearing and transmission system, and the steering and suspension system.

Learn about the basics of race car setup to optimise the car’s on-track performance.

Understand the racing techniques to go fast on a race track.

Learn how to handle basic tools to build the model car.

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Cost: $250 (To make and take your own RC car). This is a special discounted price for Maker Faire Singapore.  Usual Price $270

Date and Time of Workshops

Session 1 : Saturday, 22 July 2017, 10.30am – 1.00pm

Session 2 : Saturday, 22 July 2017, 2.30pm – 5.00pm

Session 3 : Sunday, 23 July 2017, 10.30am – 1.00pm

Session 4 : Sunday, 23 July 2017, 2.30pm – 5.00pm

Participants will get to take home:

1/14 scale radio control model short-course truck

Transmitter equipped with 2.4Ghz technology, complete with receiver and servo

Electronic speed control and motor


1 x NiMH battery and wall charger

All participants will also receive a complimentary invitation to compete at a subsequent radio control model car race at Urban PlaySpace’s permanent race track at Fortune Centre (190 Middle Road, Singapore 188979)

Admission to Maker Faire Singapore applies to all workshops