LEGO Powered Up Hub & motor test in 42065 RC Tracked Racer

The new Powered Up system offers a lot of possibility to extend the control range of the previous motorized Power Functions creations. So far only the Boost motor and the WeDo 2.0 M motor is compatible with the new hub apart from the train motor that comes with the new train sets. I paired two WeDo 2.0 M motors with the Powered Up hub and built it in the 42065 RC Tracked Racer to compare the performance and the playability with the Power Functions system.

I also tested it with the new Powered Up iOS app that has a profile available for the 76112 App controlled Batmobile.

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LEGO Technic 42065 RC Tracked Racer optimized version

The LEGO® Technic 42065 RC Tracked Racer is one of the rare sets that is remotely controllable out of the box with the necessary Power Functions elements. It is a very good introduction to the world of Power Functions, but it has some room for improvement – the speed is pretty decent but the climbing abilities can be enhanced.

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42065 RC Tracked Racer + SBrick + Android game controller

I created a separate video with the following setup – 2 buggy motors + BuWizz + SBrick and controlled with an Android-compatible game controller through the great SBrickController app of imurvai – you can find the link to the app in this Eurobricks forum thread.

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42065 RC Tracked Racer + 2 buggy motors + BuWizz – inner details

Thank you very much for your nice feedback on the previous post & video, really appreciated! Most of you were interested in the details of the 2 buggy motors + BuWizz configuration, so here you go 🙂

You can find below some detailed photos of this version:

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Spot the difference!

Can you spot the difference? 🙂 Full post with video coming tomorrow, check back! 😉

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First project

First project – this little fellow is quite lonely here, let’s build some friends to play with!

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