Parent’s Guide to Designing and Building a Self-Driving Car with Their Kids – Part 1

I was never really a “car” guy.  I always saw them as transportation from point A to point B.  I’ve abhorred walking into a car dealership to negotiate car purchases; and as a parent, keeping my car clean seemed like an constant battle.  Driving long distances, even if the car was clean, was especially arduous for me.  America is a huge country, so driving from my home in North Carolina to South Carolina or Tennessee is a five to seven hour odyssey without any of reward or enlightenment.

However, I was always enjoyed NASCAR (being from North Carolina), and I enjoyed watching YouTube videos of DIY rebuilders who take wrecks of cars and give them a new life.  So when I first learned about self-driving cars and the amount of tech and data that goes into making these autonomous machines, I started to take notice…

In this series, I will be discussing all the successes, failures and lessons learned building a life-size self-driving car…with my sons.  Subscribe and follow me on my blog to see how we’re doing.  I suspect it will be years before we are done (or give up) with it all.  It’ll be a lesson on how to build it, but also how to get your kids excited by a challenging STEM project.

Stay Tuned!!

 

 

 

 

 

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