Here are some sites that are of interest:
- CoderDojo Twin Cities - where you can sign up to be a mentor or student
- Twin Cities AI Racing League Meetup Site - where we announce our public meetings
Raspberry Pi 3, 4, the Nvidia Nano, the Nvdia DX2, and the Intel Mobius Neural Stick The base DonkeyCar today uses the Raspberry Pi 3+ which has a list price of $35. This hardware is just barly able to process images in real-time. Small changes in lighting will throw the car off the track. The new Raspberry Pi 4 with 4GB RAM is a new option.
The Nvidia Nano on the other hand has 128 CUDA core processors and has more than enough power to drive around a track in real time with varied lighting conditions. This is the hardware we have used for our first generation cars in the AI Racing League.
There are also college-level autonomous driving teams that use the more expensive Nvidia DX2 hardware.
Jetson Nano References