2004 - Volume #28, Issue #5, Page #30[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Remote Control Cooler
He cut holes in a 50-qt. cooler for the wheels and put in a drive motor and steering system inside using parts from hardware and hobby stores.
He bought a remote control kit that came with a transmitter, receiver, and two servo motors for steering and forward/reverse control. The drive motor is just a standard DC gear motor.
Ewert says he enjoys others' reaction to the cooler. "When it moves it startles them a little. Then they grin and start to look around to see who is controlling it," he says.
Although not on the market, Ewert is getting a patent.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Dan Ewert, 1457 Homestead St., Shakopee, Minn. 55379 (ph 952 496-1489; email: email@example.com).
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