Tyco Canned Heat Project – Canned Terrors
Here is a very old Tyco Canned Heat Project I found in 2002. I decided to save the website and I am happy that I did, the original website don’t exist anymore.
The original text:
I remember a co-worker bringing in the Canned Heat Mini and Audi TT that he and his wife had bought for a nephew a month before Christmas 2000. From that point on we were sold on the little cars and soon placed our orders for the tiny RC racers afterwards.
Being used to seeing detailed model cars only sitting pretty behind glass display cabinets, we were impressed by how Tyco integrated mini radio controlled technologies into them. Now we have the best of both worlds, miniaturation and radio controllability. The cars were great fun, but we soon exhausted the various head-to-head ideas such as race tracks and obstacle courses.
It wasn’t long before we started to consider some functional modifications to the little cars. Being fans of UK Robotwars television series on BBC2, we went along with the idea to build mini vehicles that were capable of battle. In other words, mini fighting machines.
The breakthrough came when Beggs managed to install a rechargeable mobile phone battery in his Beetle which gave it considerably more power. To avoid things getting out-of-hand we made a rule that a modified vehicle must fit inside the original container tube. This prevents a design growing too big and thus losing the small/fun factor that came with the original cars.
This website illustrates the fruits of our labour. If you have any comments and/or ideas please email us at cannedterrorsyahoo.co.uk.