Hi all, Donkey Car – http://www.donkeycar.com – is a DIY 1/16th scale RC robot car platform equipped with a Raspberry Pi 3 and a monocular camera. It’s easy and inexpensive to put together, and the project is actively maintained by a relatively large community.
The platform is designed to be a single purpose autonomous racer, but I have found it useful for more general experimentation. For this reason I’ve ported the custom python controller scripts to ROS and created a ready-to-run Ubuntu MATE disk image. The image includes all ROS packages necessary to access the camera and send commands to the vehicle.
Links to the code repository and disk image can be found here on right side of the page: https://maeveautomation.com/development/