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
Train an AI agent to autopilot an RC car within a short period of time
Powered by a Raspberry Pi, a camera and open source software
By using a PCB called Donkey HAT, no longer have to use jumper wires and worry about connecting the wrong pin
- Comes with a 0.91 inch OLED display, which can display Donkey Car information such as IP address and other vehicle information
Important Note 1: You need a power bank to power-up the raspberry pi. Because of courier restrictions we cannot provide it with the car. There is enough space for you to put the power bank of various shapes on the base plate.
Important Note 2: This product is shipping from Hong Kong. You'll get a quote of the shipping cost during checkout. The shipping cost does not include any customs duty or tax from your country. You are responsible for any customs duty or tax incurred from your country.
Please choose battery charger type:
Use the built-in camera to collect thousands of images as the training dataset
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
Experiment data collection, training and test autopilot in 30 minutes
Use a simulator and train a reinforcement learning agent, just like Google DeepMind trained Alpha Go
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.
Explore advanced capabilities developed by the community such as stop sign recognition, voice recognition and more
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
Raspberry Pi 4B
Printed Circuit Board
16GB Micro SD Card
Wide Angle Raspberry Pi Camera
34 x 29 x 17 cm
What’s in the box?
- Donkey Car S1
- NiMH Battery x 1
- Quick Start Guide
- Disclaimer and Safety Guidelines