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Where is the RCcar/Tank?

In the past, I have modded 2 different RCcars and an RC tank to be controllable from the site, complete with onboard webcam. However, all of those toys were discontinued years ago, and have long since been dismantled. The current controllable robot which is sometimes available is the Critter

Can I drive the critter?

Everyone is able to drive the critter provided they read the rules (link is posted on the critter page), and have no history of abuse on this site.

How do I drive the critter?

If the critter is online, there will be a critter cam icon in the Cam Links table, as well as a notification box under any of Restil's cams. Click on that link to take you to the critter page, read the rules and follow the instructions to get permission to drive it, and then a control panel will become available.

When will the critter be online?

When the critter is working, it is online most of the time when I'm home and awake. Keep in mind, during the week, this is about 3-4 hours a day, usually in the afternoons (CST). When it is NOT working, it is off and will likely remain off for quite a while before it is back up again. First off, everytime it breaks, it costs me about $20 and 4-6 hours to fix it. While it might APPEAR that I'm sitting around doing nothing, I'm usually always engaged in something that's more important than the critter. Fixing it means I have to stop pretty much everything I'm doing and devote that time exclusively to the project. It also means that I have to have my working area clean and all of my tools for the project in place. Also, it's possible I'm working on other projects around the house which make having the critter operational an unnecessary obstacle. There are currently issues with construction and storage which restrict the area the critter can roam around. It's also especially frustrating to me when people will daily pester me about when it will be online, I will do the work necessary to get it online, it will be operational for 3-4 days and nobody will touch it, and then some idiot will break it, and 5 minutes later, people will start pestering me about it again. Consider that the next time you want to ask where it is.

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