Sparkfun AVC 2014: G-Force 1.0

My family and I have been a spectators before at the fantastic SparkFun Autonomous Vehicle Competition held each year in Boulder, CO. This year we decided to have a go at competing and built our first autonomous vehicle, named G-Force, which turned out to be an ironic name as it was actually one of the slowest entrants. Imagine our surprise when we won 2nd place in the Peloton class!

IMG_20140613_074918151

Here's a video of our second run of the day. I found out afterwards that the reason it veers off to the right at the start is due to a bug where it was briefly heading towards the North Pole while waiting for the first GPS reading.

G-Force was built from scratch with plywood. The main electronic components used were:

The total cost of the project was around $500.

Contact Me

Buy My Things!

I sell on Tindie

Recent Posts

Sparkfun AVC

2014 2015 2016

Archived Posts

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017