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What we're about

DIY Robocars ATX is a group for autonomous car enthusiasts. All skill levels are welcome!

DIY Robocars ATX aims to make and race autonomous cars (from full size, to go-kart size, to 1/6th scale).

Join our group to learn more about technologies from cameras to sonar, lidar, radar, and GPS!

Explore professional-grade software applications including artificial intelligence and robotics software such as TensorFlow, ROS, and the Udacity toolchain!

Small and cheap cars run real autonomous car software. Rather than doing all the processing on-board, these DIY robocars tend to transmit the data from on-board sensors (such as, cameras, sonar, lidar, radar, GPS, etc.) via Wifi to a laptop that runs pro-grade AI and robotics software (such as TensorFlow, ROS, and the rest of the Udacity Self-Driving Car toolchain).

DIY Robocars ( was started by Chris Anderson ( and currently covers San Francisco and the Bay Area. Chris is CEO of 3DR, founder of DIY Drones, winner of Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Competition, former editor of Wired Magazine, and author of Free (, The Long Tail (, and Makers.

DIY Robocars ATX extends the reach of his initiative allowing people in Texas to share and participate in a similar setup. This should enable more people to have access to this growing technology and to be part of this amazing community.

Chris allows us to share all the resources from ( website to help you build, hack and race these autonomous car, as well as lists of other groups and races.

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