Wheelson – Build & code your own AI self-driving car
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 read autonomously navigate a small road while driving just like an autonomous car would (yeah, like Tesla).
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.
It is powered by two small electromotors and has a rechargeable li-po battery included.
What you’ll get:
- Main circuit board – connects everything together, has a dual-core processor with Wi-Fi & Bluetooth and a battery charging circuit
- Camera and headlights board
- Display board – 128*160 TFT color display
- Li-Po battery
- Two electromotors
- Robot’s plastic chassis
- A bag of other small components such as resistors, pushbuttons, nuts and bolts
- A set of printed cardboard tracks that you’ll use to build a small pathway for your robot to navigate through
- An instruction booklet – ready for your offline knowledge consumption
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 RGBs accordingly
- Take photos and save them to the SD card, to your mobile phone, or to the internet
- Connect it to the internet and interface it with other IoT devices such as our Spencer robot assistant.