We wanted to test the upper limits of what was possible at a hackathon. Inspired by the trend in autonomous vehicles, we decided we wanted to create a self-driving car in 36 hours. It was a stretch, a dream, a moonshot but we were willing to put in the effort and try to pull this off. We fell short of this goal. We have a PowerWheels car that can turn and drive programatically. We have a ton of computer vision. But we lack integration and did not have time to debug, as well as lacking necessary hardware. The car is a wobbly mess of wires, but it works, kind of. We aimed for the stars, but crashed and burned. In the end, at least we learned a lot.

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It can drive autonomously based on an Arduino program.

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We were a building a self-driving car till a couple hours before the deadline. Then we decided to pivot and built a Leap motion powered, remote display, remotely controlled vehicle. We were close but didn't quite have the time to integrate all the parts together.

Moonshot project that crashed and burned in spectacular fashion. But it was a ton of fun!

Parts we completed: Computer Vision - successful image segmentation of objects in live video Data - Collection of GPS and accelerometer data in real time and transmitting it using Input - Successful input from Leap Motion device to remotely drive the car

Things missing: End-to-end integration - we didn't have time to serially stream user input data to the Arduino

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