DIY autonomous car that teaches you about microcomputers, electromotors, camera calibration, computer vision and more!
Autonomous cars are the future and we’ll show you how it works.
This tiny wheeled robot has a camera and a microcomputer and can be programmed to autonomously navigate a small road while driving, just like an autonomous car would.
It has built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi so you can connect it to other devices wirelessly. Wheelson also has an LCD display where you can see what the robot sees. When applying different filters and computer vision algorithms, you’ll see a different output on the screen so that you can understand how robots see and interpret the world around them.
Wheelson is powered by four small electromotors and has a rechargeable Li-Po battery included.
What you’ll learn:
- How to assemble a small 4-wheeled robot
- How to control an electromotor using a microcomputer
- How computer vision works
- How to calibrate your robot’s camera
- How autonomous cars work and how to make your car navigate a road autonomously
- How to recognize and scan a QR code using your robot’s camera
- How to recognize different simple objects using a camera and image processing algorithms
- That Tesla’s engineers aren’t some kind of magicians
What you can do with it:
- Drive your newly assembled robot buddy around
- Code Wheelson to drive autonomously using its camera
- Make it recognize QR codes on the floor and flash the built-in RGB LED accordingly
- Make a custom program in CircuitBlocks
- Play with built-in line tracking and objection recognition algorithms
Follow the instructions here!