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Self-Driving Vehicle Systems  



This course is designed for those looking to know more about the control systems and challenges behind self driving cars and similar vehicles. Autonomous vehicles on public roadways appear to be an inevitability so we want to get a jump on this technology and start teaching students now so they can get a leg up on what’s needed to operate and maintain these units.

Our goal in class is to have each student retrofit an existing RC vehicle with all the electronics and code to navigate various test tracks without user interaction, as well as meet certain design goals such as maintaining speed and driving in formation. Each class day will hold various challenges for students to overcome, which will then culminate in an end of course practical skills exam entailing navigation of an advanced test track with several obstacles and objectives.


Prerequisites - This course is entry level and no experience is required but having some Arduino C++ programming experience and the drive to learn is recommended. If you're very new to this, try watching some youtube videos and other information sources before class.

Check out this series from Jeremy Blum on Arduino Basics:
Getting Acquainted with Arduino


Topics Include:

  • Sensor capabilities
  • C++ Functions
  • Obstacle Avoidance
  • Threat assessment
  • Sensor placement
  • Shock awareness
  • Control Systems – PID control and other
  • Control loop latency
  • Dynamic filtering
  • Convoy style group tracking
  • Failsafe and killswitch functions
  • I2C communication
  • Power requirements
  • Soldering
  • Programming microcontrollers
  • Basic Electronics
  • Levels of Automation
  • Augmented Automation

 

Self-Driving Vehicle Systems
Item: M764  Credits: 3.50  DYLAN GOEBEL
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Location: WATR Center  0115
Sessions: 20 M W 3008 100th ST SW Everett, WA 98204
3/26/2018 - 6/4/2018 Fee: $2,450.00
No class May 28
 

Self-Driving Vehicle Systems
Item: M765  Credits: 3.50  DYLAN GOEBEL
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: WATR Center  0115
Sessions: 20 M W 3008 100th ST SW Everett, WA 98204
3/26/2018 - 6/4/2018 Fee: $2,450.00
No class May 28