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.