Current Courses

COMMERCIAL DRONE SOFTWARE DEVELOPER PROGRAM 601: Self-driving Cars

 
 

During the 12-week course, students will get hands-on building an advanced self-driving car prototype from scratch, using hobbyist parts as well as additional technologies, which provide sensing capabilities necessary for machines to operate in our world. Students will learn and broaden their understanding on many scientific topics. The course will cover the following topics:

  • Obstacle sensing;

  • Ultrasonic sensor systems;

  • Image input;

  • Inertial measurement unit input;

  • 3D Sensing;

  • ARM Cortex-A9 systems;

  • Understanding CAN, UART, and BUS systems of connectivity;

  • Frame Instillation;

  • Electronic Speed Controller Use and Modification;

  • Erle Brain 3;

  • ZED Camera;

  • Updating FIrmware;

  • System Guidance Mounting;

  • Compass Calibration;

Participant Profile: Students, entrepreneurs, or professionals interested in learning about the design and engineering of self-driving car systems.

Duration: 72 hours of lab work, lectures, field testing, and prototyping.

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