The Incredible Raspberry Pi Autonomous RC Car Project called Donkey Car

This is truly and incredible project and the essence of what the Raspberry Pi’s success has come to be.

When I got into the Raspberry Pi in 2013 I heard it would be a project for kids to learn coding, I thought it was cool.  Now flash forward to 2018 and we have the Donkey Car project on Github ( .  And their webpage at .  The Donkey Car project was created by Will Roscoe, Adam Conway, and Chris Anderson.  These guys are in our backyard here in Silicon Valley at Oakland, CA.

Their impressive Donkey Car project brings together less than $200 worth of hardware for researchers and enthusiasts to play and research with Autonomous Cars!  All with a little Raspberry Pi and a Camera ala Tesla…

It’s 2018, where will we go next with the Raspberry Pi?

Here is the 1/16″ Scale model used in the Donkey Car project on Amazon


Here is a Build of Materials (for a 1/10″ scale Donkey Car) submitted from a reader:

(1) RC Car

(1) Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

(1) SanDisk 32GB MicroSD Card

(1) USB Battery Pack

(1) PCA9685

(1) Jumper Wire Kit Female/Female


(1) Large Size LiPo Battery Safe Bag


(1) LiPo Battery Charger


(1) LiPo Battery