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For this first meetup here in DC we are planing to build the FormulaPi great RGB track (http://diyrobocars.com/making-an-indoor-rgb-track/) for computer vision cars. We will start small (1/16th-scale) until we lock down a permanent space where can also have the 1/10th-scale track. We will be showing off different Robocars including:

• Juan Pablo Risso's 6WD rover (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP0b4KdRAt0) for off-road excursions.

• Antonio Zugaldia's Android Things Robocar (http://www.twitter.com/androidrobocar) with TensorFlow for object recognition (video below).

• You. Get in touch (https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=10180241&name=Juan+Pablo+Risso) to share your work!

1/16th-scale racetrack description and rules

This track is modeled after the FormulaPi track, in that it’s about the same size and has red and green lanes, with 4″ black walls marking the inside and the outside of the track. But it does not (yet) have a LED starting gate.

RGB track

10m wide track, with red and green lanes.Blue lane dividers in FormulaPi course may be replaced by blank gaps showing concrete instead.If this creates a problem for the cars, we will replace the blue tapeCourse is pretty smooth and most bumps are taped over. 1/2″ clearance under cars should be sufficient

Here you can find a tutorial on how to build the track yourself to practice before the event http://diyrobocars.com/making-an-indoor-rgb-track/

AndroidThings and TensorFlow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oU1bTy2pInA

Community Partners

DevFestDC Washington, DC (http://www.devfestdc.org/).

DC Android (https://www.meetup.com/DCAndroid/).

Get in touch (https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=10180241&name=Juan+Pablo+Risso).