Materials

Cloud Derby is currently a Google hosted event. You will not be able to run this project on your own. See our schedule if you are interested in participating in a Cloud Derby event. Also check back for updates as there are plans to change this policy in 2019.

Parts for the car

Total cost of the materials above with taxes is about $280. If you are buying more than one set of hardware, please contact various sellers directly for discounts. In order for you to build the working car, you need these materials:

GoPiGo Beginner Starter Kit

~ $200 (order here or here)

Raspberry Pi camera

~ $30 (here, here, here, or here)

Actobotics Parallel Gripper Kit A

~ $15 (here, here, here)

Hitec HS-4ss Servo Motor

~ $10 (here, here, here)

3D printed camera mount

free - 3D design download (feel free to build your own mount out of wood, duct tape or bubble gum)

Eight AA batteries

~ $10 - rechargeable recommended

other prerequisites

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

  1. Four balls (order here) of the same color for your team (red, yellow, blue or green balls)
  2. Four home base signs (letter size full page print of characters A, B, C and D)
  3. 2 mounting bolts and 2 nuts for the camera and gripper (see car assembly instructions) - feel free to use this 3D model if you wish
  4. USB Mouse and Keyboard (needed to connect to the Raspberry Pi to setup WiFi)
  5. Monitor with HDMI connector (needed to connect to the Raspberry Pi to setup WiFi)
  6. WiFi with Internet access (to connect to GCP)
  7. 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
  8. GCP account (sign up here and get free $300 credit for a year)