Created on 12 Oct 2019

A self-driving car capable of driving around CMU's campus

We plan to design a self-driving racecar capable of driving around CMU's campus. Using GPS as localization and LIDAR for obstacle avoidance, the end-goal of this project is to navigate from waypoints predetermined on campus. A camera for additional obstacle avoidance will be added, time-permitting. Parts wish list:


Ravi Dudhagra


Jeff Tan

Part Cost Quantity Total
USB Wifi Adapter $19.95 1 $19.95
Used to communicate wirelessly with the Jetson
Sparkfun LS9DS1 $15.95 0 $0.00
IMU to help with car localization. Reused from another project
Sparkfun GPS Breakout $39.95 1 $39.95
GPS Breakout board to help localize the car. Accurate to 2.5m and 10Hz refresh rate.
NVIDIA Jetson Nano $99.00 1 $99.00
A NVIDIA Jetson Nano for onboard vision processing
RPLidar $99.00 1 $99.00
A Lidar used for obstacle detection
LED Strip $8.95 4 $35.80
LED Strips for the car
DC Power Jack $2.50 1 $2.50
Power jack for powering the Jetson Nano
Barrel Jack extension cable $1.75 1 $1.75
Probably going to cut and splice one end of this to power the Jetson with a nice shielded cable
Project Totals: 10 $297.95
Track 1 Base Budget: $250.00
Preferred Vendor Budget Bonus: $50.00
Remaining Budget: $2.05