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Hi i have made (have nearly finished) an arduino controlled light seeker, but am having serious problems with the speed of the thing i really want to slow it down. its well to fast to maintain any control (especially on my wooden flooring) could i use resistors on the Volts in? its powered by 4 AA batteries on 1 DC motor rear wheeled drive. it skids and slides light mad. I have thought about small burst but it gets no grip.

i would preper to use some componants rather than go and buy a load of gears.

please be aware im pretty much a noob at this smiley

any help great appreciated
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Try two AA Batteries instead of four. Simple as it gets and might work.

Duane B

rcarduino.blogspot.com
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thank you!

im learning everyday smiley-wink
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You can use Pulse Width Modulation. That is already built into arduino. Here is a short tutorial, but if you search Playground and google "Arduino PWM", there are many more.
http://http://arduino.cc/it/Tutorial/PWM

How are you steering your car? Servo?
If you post some code, I'd be glad to help you with the PWM.
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