Donkey Car S1
Donkey Car S1

Donkey Car S1

The self-driving car built to learn AI

Are you looking for a tool to learn more about AI and machine learning? Donkey Car S1 is a pre-assembled, ready-to-use self driving car. It is one of the most popular self-driving projects used by academics, technology companies and research institutions. It is made for you to learn AI through a hands-on and engaging experience. Start learning, along with the comprehensive education package we offer!

  • Affordable solution to learn AI and self-driving car

  • Understand and explore how machine learning algorithms work through experiments

  • Powered by a Raspberry Pi, a camera and open source software

  • Train an AI agent to autopilot an RC car within a short period of time


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Data collection

Use the built-in camera to collect thousands of images as the training dataset

Model Training

Create a ML model that mimics your driving style


Let the ML model takes the wheel. Further improve the models by experimenting different ML techniques

What can you learn?

Fundamentals of Machine Learning

Supervised learning
Experiment data collection, training and test autopilot in 30 minutes

Reinforcement learning
Use a simulator and train a reinforcement learning agent, just like Google DeepMind trained Alpha Go

Python Programming

Learn Python programming by building additional capabilities on Donkey Car. Starting from simple tasks such as adding a simple line detector, lap timer to advanced functions like avoiding obstacles and detecting traffic signs.

Advanced Capabilities

Explore advanced capabilities developed by the community such as stop sign recognition, voice recognition and more

Social Impact

The emergence of artificial intelligence and self-driving car poses different impacts on society.

  • Ethics: Accidents will be programmed into designated death in an inevitable situation
  • Legal problem: Who is responsible when the car violates traffic rules?
  • Social impact: Discussion on Universal Basic Salary, unemployment, transformation from car ownership to transport-as-a-service

Machine Learning with Donkey car

Visualize abstract machine learning concepts

Want to teach students machine learning theories but find them hard to explain? Get Donkey car to assist you in STEM learning activities. Donkey car helps students visualize complicated concepts and turns abstract ideas into something more real.

Hands-on experience in machine learning

Students can learn and perform practical techniques in different experiments through a hands-on and engaging experience.

It is very interesting that Donkey Car can drive autonomously after surrounding the place for around ten laps.
Introducing AI courses in schools is a relatively new idea and they are great to be included in the STEM curriculum.

- Hugo Sir, Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union

Work together with

 Mobile App

Download our app to control your Donkey car!

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Tech Specs


HSP 94186


Raspberry Pi 4B

Controller board

Robo HAT MM1

SD Card

16GB Micro SD Card


Wide Angle Raspberry Pi Camera



25 x 22 x 17 cm



Battery life

15-30 mins

What’s in the box?

  • Donkey Car S1
  • NiMH Battery x 1
  • Charger
  • Sticker
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Disclaimer and Safety Guidelines

Jetson Nano Edition is also available 

Donkey Car S1 (Jetson Nano Edition)

  • Powered by Jetson Nano
  • Run faster and more sophisticated models



Run your Donkey Car on the official track

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Physical joystick:
Logitech F710

A ‘gaming’ experience on driving the car

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Google Coral USB Accelerator

High speed inference

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Still Have Questions?

Contact us if you have any enquiries or book a session with our consultant if you have any plans in mind.

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