SSS - Self-driving Spinny Scooter

Created on 20 Oct 2021

Ever fell of your spin scooter because of a pothole at night or in the morning while rushing to class?

The SSS is a clip-on attachment geared specifically to be used on Spin scooters and other electric scooters around campus that adds a self-driving function to the scooter. This attachment consists of 3 big ideas: Using an IR camera and computer vision to detect roadside blocks and potholes, corners, streets, and other generally large objects. Connecting to Google maps to get the path to be navigated by connecting to your phone via USB-C or Bluetooth Using motors and 3d printed parts that clip onto the handle to control the direction and speed of the scooter. The attachment will have three individual motors, one that controls the acceleration lever, one to control the brake, and one that controls direction by turning the handles of the scooter. The motors will be controlled by a microcontroller, likely a raspberry pi 4, with a battery that hangs down and hooks onto the bottom of the steering pole of the scooter.


Zhejia Yang


Rosina Ananth


Ritu Pathak

Part Cost Quantity Total
Rotary Encoder $33.71 1 $33.71
Figure out how much brrrrr we need to turn the handles
Raspberry Pi heatsink/rack $19.99 1 $19.99
to make sure our raspberry pis don't explode
IR Camera $25.99 1 $25.99
to see da potholes (2 per pack)
Acceleration/Braking Pushers (Linear Actuators) $29.99 2 $59.98
Handle Turning Motor $32.99 1 $32.99
RC car servo for our handle go brrr turny
3D Printer Filament $31.99 1 $31.99
high quality to 3D print other parts
3D printing/Laser Cutting Budget $55.00 1 $55.00
Money for using the krrr krr and bzzzt things in techspark
USB Battery Pack $39.99 1 $39.99
power our raspberry pi
Project Totals: 9 $299.64
Track 1 Base Budget: $250.00
Preferred Vendor Budget Bonus: $0.00
Remaining Budget: $-49.64