Materials

Parts for the car

In order for you to build the working car, you need these materials (in parentesses are vendors where you can order these):

  1. GoPiGo 3 base car kit ~ $200 (order here or here)
  2. Raspberry Pi camera (docs) ~ $30 (here, here, here, or here)
  3. Gripper and servo motor
  4. Eight AA batteries (rechargeable recommended) ~ $10
  5. 3D printed camera mount (or build your own) - free

Total cost of the materials above with taxes is about $280.

Note: if you are buying more than one set of hardware above, please contact various sellers directly for discounts.

other prerequisites

In order for you to build the project, you will need the following:

  1. Four balls of the same color for your team (red, yellow, blue or green balls)
  2. Mounting hardware for the camera and gripper (see car assembly instructions) - feel free to use this 3D model if you wish
  3. USB Mouse and Keyboard (needed to connect to the Raspberry Pi to setup WiFi)
  4. Monitor with HDMI connector (needed to connect to the Raspberry Pi to setup WiFi)
  5. WiFi with Internet access (to connect to GCP)
  6. Laptop (Chromebook, Linux, Mac and Windows are all ok). Requirements:
    • Chrome browser
    • Be able to ssh into remote Linux VM
    • Be able to RDP into remote Windows VM
  7. GCP login credentials