Just curious about this. How can I create a simple steering mechanism for a car? Either motorized or non-motorized solutions are fine; just not overly complex.

  • Related: bricks.stackexchange.com/q/537/132
    – Ambo100
    Commented Nov 27, 2011 at 14:34
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    How big will your car be?
    – Ambo100
    Commented Nov 27, 2011 at 18:30
  • @Ambo100 The first question is somewhat relevant, but I'm not asking for a motorized solution. To answer your second question, I don't know. This is more of a general question.
    – daviesgeek
    Commented Nov 28, 2011 at 18:03
  • My solution doesn't have to be motorised, you can use a gear or pulley wheel to manually adjust the wheel angle.
    – Ambo100
    Commented Dec 28, 2011 at 21:43
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    I'm confused: the OP explicitly states in comments that he's not looking for a motorised solution, but an approved edit includes motorisation as a requirement?
    – Kramii
    Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 4:23

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The most common I've seen is rack and pinion:

Essentially you have two parallel beams with one fixed to the car's chassis. The other bar moves horizontally which changes the direction of the wheels. Attach some gears and you can hook it up to a steering wheel.

The steering technique has been used in the Whirl N' Wheel Super Truck (5590) set. The instructions for the set show how an similar rack and pinion mechanism.

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