RC tank with a moving FPV camera using Arduino

In this instructable I show you how to build remote control tank with FPV camera. At the beginning I build only RC tank without FPV camera but when I was driving it in the house I have not seen where it is. So I came up with that I will add to it the camera mounted on a 2 servos. The range is about 100m, you can also ride with it at home. With this tank you can see what your cat is doing when you’re not looking. You can see it on a video 😀
RC tank with a moving FPV camera using Arduino

Explanation of acronyms for beginner:

PCB – Printed Circuit Board

GND – ground

VCC – power

RC – Remote Control

FPV – First Person View

Step 1: Parts

This is list with necessary parts. The total cost is $120

-arduino (x2)


-smartphone with android

– NRF24L01 (x2)

-H bridge TB6612FNG

-joystick (x2)

-pan/tilt or 2 servos

-everything to do PCB you can read about it here




-9V battery and 5x 1,5V battery or LI-PO 7.4

-box for pilot


-tools (drill, soldering, screwdriver )

RC tank with a moving FPV camera using Arduino schematic

Step 2: Make PCB

Now we make the PCB you can read about this here. It’s my first PCB, but it is very simple and sure you can do it. I add the file from fritzing you must print it in laser printer on thick paper or photo paper. Then you have to put print on a copper board and ironed. Possible deficiencies toner refill with oil marker. Prepare acid and insert the plate in it. When the whole disc is yellow, you can pull it out and wash under running water. Now just clear toner with petroleum ether and drill hole.

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I changed a little H-bridge you can watch it on image. I connect all GND, STBY with VCC.

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