PiRacer Pro High-Speed AI Racing Robot (w/o Raspberry Pi)

WaveshareSKU: RB-Wav-219
Manufacturer #: 18490

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  • PiRacer Pro High-Speed AI Racing Robot (w/o Raspberry Pi)
  • Designed for Raspberry Pi (Not Included)
  • Offers 5MP 160° FOV camera
  • Lets you deep learning self-driving car
  • Suitable for high school Al Teaching/Professional racing
  • Supports DonkeyCar project
  • Runs on 4 x 18650 batteries (Not Included)

The PiRacer Pro High-Speed AI Racing Robot (w/o Raspberry Pi) based on DonkeyCar open source project. The DonkeyCar utilizes deep learning neural network framework Keras/TensorFlow, together with computer vision library OpenCV, to achieve self-driving.

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TensorFlow is an end-to-end platform, which will help you easily build and deploy a machine learning model, regardless of you're an expert or newbie.

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PiRacer Pro Al Kit is based on Google's open-source deep learning neural network study framework TensorFlow and developed in Python - one of the most popular programming languages.

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Metal Gears: Driven by copper motor gear and tempered bull gear, sturdy, and wear-proof.

Brushed Motor ESC: Quality waterproof motor ESC (Electronic Speed Controller), bidirectional control, low voltage level protection.

Dual Differentials: Front and rear axle differentials, more flexible steering, reducing tire skidding, 4 wheels drive.

Carbon Brushed Motor: High-speed high power carbon brushed motor, longer working life, stable performance.

Oil-Filled Shocks: Adjustable oil-filled shocks, reducing body shake while running, 4WD independent suspension.

  • 1 x On-road chassis
  • 1 x PiRacer Pro expansion board
  • 1 x RPi Camera (G)
  • 1 x Acrylic camera spacer
  • 1 x Camera holder
  • 1 x 8.4 V battery charger + EU head
  • 1 x Wireless gamepad
  • 1 x 6-Pin cable
  • 1 x Spanner
  • 2 x Screwdriver
  • 1 x Micro SD card reader
  • 1 x Screws pack
  • 1 x Track map
  • Controller: Raspberry Pi 4 Model B
  • OS: Raspberry Pi OS (Raspbian)
  • Language: Python
  • Camera: 5 MP HD resolution, 160° FOV wide-angle camera
  • OLED: 0.91 inch 128 x 32 pixels
  • Wireless: 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0
  • Teleoperation: Gamepad, webpage
  • Communication: WiFi
  • Protection: overcharge/discharge protection, over current protection, short circuit protection, reverse proof
  • Driving Type: Ackerman steering, High-speed motors 4WD, Front, and rear axle differentials
  • Shock Absorber: Adjustable oil-filled shocks, 4WD independent suspension
  • Power Supply: 8.4 V, 18650 battery x 4 (two in parallel, two in series)
  • Motor: RC380 high-speed carbon brushed motor, Idle speed 15000 RPM
  • Servo: E6001, 6 kg/cm torque
  • Chassis: Quality rugged plastic chassis
  • Crashproof: Front sponge
  • Program Library: DonkeyCar
  • Weight: 2.575 kg

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Robert
Reasonable Quality Components, Setup Was Not Straightforward, Software Related Problems out of th...

I recently purchased this item from robotshop. I will split my review into two parts. First I want to review RobotShop.com. When I ordered this item, it was on backorder. They sent me a confirmation of the order with an estimated delivery date. This was great, no hunting. Then 2 days prior to the expected ship date, the item shipped. I was also informed via email. There was no hunting. Therefore I give Robotshop.com 5 stars for service, as they have not disappointed me at this time. Review 2: PiRacer Pro Upon receiving the item, it was well packaged. There were no assembly instructions. There was no manual. The vendor website has a link to the wiki page. On the wiki page, there is no assembly instructions. There is also no system schematics, nor are there any diagrams. That being said, looking at a picture of the finished item, it is not too hard to derive the necessary information to assemble it. It took some digging. The information regarding the batteries is spot on. Glad that I fished through the website enough to find the link which was oddly hidden. The instructions that Waveshare gives you on the wiki as to the installation of the donkeycar software is generic. Though it has a section where it specifies a whether you purchased the PiRacer Pro or PiRacer, the instructions are exactly the same. I am not sure whether that was intentional or not, I contacted the vendor about all of that. After following all the instructions provided, the car did not move as expected. Using the calibration program provided by the donkeycar platform, I determined that the hardware components work, the motor spins and the steering actuator works. I had to dig in a lot of the software files over the last 4 days, as well as do quite a bit of experimentation, but I got the car to work at least up to the point of the instructions. I will be posting the updated files and changes on my github in the next few days: github.com/robruzzo/PiRacerPro I am not sure how many have bought this item in the past. At least for now, I am satisfied. All of this is why it will be getting 3 stars. Unless you had a deep understanding of python, and some experience finding part numbers and datasheets, you would not have been able to set this up out of the box.

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