LIVING ROOM BAJA BUGGIES

By John Mouton

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Photograph by Robyn Twomey

FULL DISCLOSURE: The author is an employee of Microchip Technology, which manufactures some of the components used in this project.

BUG’S-EYE VIEW

With wireless cameras on board, these radio-controlled racers give you virtual reality telepresence.

Do you like radio-controlled (R/C) cars? Do you like the desert, but hate the heat? Well, sit down and kick back as you engage in the excitement of Living Room Baja Buggy Racing. This off-road competition combines the fun of homemade R/C cars with the air-conditioned convenience of a fake, indoor desert landscape — without the big dollar ...

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