What is a Donkey Car?
A Donkey Car is an opensource DIY self driving platform for small scale cars using an RC CAR + Raspberry Pi + Python (tornado, keras, tensorflow, opencv, etc).
What can you do with them?
- Build your own toy car that can drive itself.
- Drive your car with your phone or laptop.
- Record images, steering angles & throttles.
- Train neural net pilots to drive your car on different tracks.
- Race them at SAINTCON 2018
Want to see what they do? Check out the exmaples at donkeycar.com/examples
Why do I care?
This year, Donkey Car racing is coming to the SAINTCON After Hours event which will be hosted Wednesday night. YOU DO NOT NEED A CAR TO PARTICIPATE. SAINTCON will be providing 5 cars for people to experiment and play with. There will be a race later on in the night with the winnder taking home their own Donkey Car!
I want one, how do I get setup?
In order to participate all you need to do is load a good config onto the car and get going. How do you do that? Visit the docs page to get things setup and tuned ahead of time (we suggest taking a few days before the con to install software and take a few laps in the simulator).
The best place to get started is: docs.donkeycar.com
Keep in mind there are a few hiccups in the docs so ask around if you have problems. If you need assistance, reach out in SAINTCOMMS Slack or hop in the DonkeyCar community Slack (DonkeyCar Community)
- Make sure to checkout the master after cloning. The default clone does not pull master.
Event Date: Wednesday Sept 26th, 2018
Location: SAINTCON Expo Hall @ UVCC
Time: 6:30pm - 10:00pm