Sharp curves are a challenge for autonomously driving robots. This is a takeaway from the Raspberry Pi Hackathon, which took place on May 27 in the mgm offices in Đà Nẵng in Vietnam. No wonder, therefore, that every successful curve on the test track was rewarded with applause.
The goal of the hackathon was to program a mobile robot based on the single-board computer Raspberry Pi to drive along a track of black tape. First, the two person teams assembled the robots. Subsequently, Python scripts were written to query the values of the sensors and to determine the behavior of the robots. Lastly, the teams had fifteen minutes left for decoration. With colorful paper, pens and glue, they gave their vehicles an individual touch.
The results were impressive. After a series of tests and the necessary finetuning, the vehicles steadily cruised along the black line – except for some curves.
We had a lot of fun and would like to thank all participants for the nice event!