AI Racing League Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
All our events are free.
However, ff you want to build your own car you are welcome to bring these to the events. Parts for a DonkeyCar typically run about $250 US. See our Car Parts Lists for details.
What do I have to know before I come?
Nothing! We have material for beginners without any prior knowledge of AI.
What car part hardware do you use?
We use mostly NVIDIA Nano and Raspberry Pi 4 for our single board computers. We use a wide variety of RC-car engines but the [Exceed Magnet] 1/16 scale RC car is a low-cost standard. See our Car Parts Lists for details. Typical car parts cost around $250 US.
What GPUs do you use and how much do they cost?
We use a standard PC chassis running Lunix with a NVIDIA GPU such as a GTX 2080. These PCs can be purchased for around $1,500. Se our GPU Parts List for details.
How do I sign up as a student?
The best way to get involved is by signing up as a student at the CoderDojo Twin Cities web site:
How do I become a mentor?
The best way to get involved is by signing up as a mentor at the CoderDojo Twin Cities web site:
How do I start my own chapter of the AI Racing League
Please connect with Dan McCreary on LinkedIn and indicate in the note you would like to start your own chapter. Be sure to include information about your leadership and technical background and any related experience working with STEM programs.
Can I get a grant to purchase hardware for our school or club?
We are working on arranging a grant application process. The best way to start this process is to gather a small group of volunteers that can create a sustainable club. Include people that have a combination of fundraising, technology, education and marketing skills. Reach out to local school administration officials to build a community of science/math and STEM educators. Network with local companies that are trying to build local talent in AI and machine learning.
Please contact Dan McCreary on LinkedIn for details.