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AI Racing League Glossary of Term

CoderDojo

An international program of over 2,300 coding clubs that uses data-driven practices to get students interested in coding. Many of the aspects of the AI Racing League uses these same principals.

Key aspects of CoderDojo are:

  • No fees for events - accessible to all
  • Mentor ratios of no more than three students per mentor
  • Project-based learning
  • Focus on getting students to work in teams (social learning)
  • Student-directed projects
  • Focus on programs for girls in coding and underprivileged youth

Their main web site is: http://coderdojo.com/

Code Savvy

Code Savvy is a not-for-profit organization with 501(c)3 status from the IRS that the AI Racing League works as a sub-project. All the AI Racing League financials are organized under a Code Savvy program. Donations to the AI Racing League should be done though Code Savvy donations. Questions about Code Savvy can be sent to kidscode@codesavvy.org

Concept Cards

These are small laminated cards that have concepts information on them that students can learn. The idea is one-concept per card. See the CoderDojo TC Guide for Authoring Concept Cards

Donkey Car

This is a trademarked name of a car that is used at our events. The name implies "ugly" so you know that they are not designed to look pretty, just functional cars with a camera on the front.

Fifteen Degree Camera Angle

The angle our cameras need to point down to have a good view of the road ahead.

NVIDIA Nano

This is the board we use in our cars. They have 4GB RAM and a GPU for accelerating real-time inference.