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Steering Rover
Building: Intermediate
Program: Advanced

This vehicle steers by pivoting its front wheels like a real car, and is controlled by a wired remote control.  The remote control has a steering wheel to control the steering, and buttons to make the rover go forward, backward, slower, and faster. 

There are two ways to wire up the steering on the remote control.  In the first method pictured above, the steering wheel on the remote control is used as an electrical generator to produce and send electrical power directly to the steering motor on the vehicle through a wire, without the NXT even being involved.  In this mode, the steering even works when the NXT is off!  In the other wiring method (see the programming instructions), the steering wheel acts as a rotation sensor for the NXT, and the NXT then controls the steering motor by program control through a different wire.

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