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Author: <Ashwin Thomas> Email:
Date: Last modified on <08/16/17>
Keywords: DARWIN Car, data

The photo above depicts the DARWIN Car which allows you to work with more advanced programming for DARWIN-op. The big picture problem is having DARWIN drive the car. Solving this partially or completely is important because it is an excellent method to train pledges how to work with DARWIN. This is a collection of the data for the car.

Motivation and Audience

This page's motivation is to provide data for the car. Readers of this page assumes the reader has the following background and interests:

* Wish to learn how to work with DARWIN
* Seek knowledge in manipulating multiple programming systems

The rest of this tutorial is presented as follows:

Parts List and Sources

The car is already assembled. This is a list of parts and links if replacements are needed.

Dagu Wild Thumper 6WD All-Terrain Chassis, Black 249.95 1
99:1 Metal Gearmotor 21.95 6
Potentiometer 1.94 4


This section gives important information and tips for working with the car along with photos and videos for further clarification.


  • The two potentiometers on the handles are made for steering the car. Pushing the handles forward makes the car move forward and pulling them back causes the car to reverse.
  • The two free hanging potentiometers have another function. One affects the zero offset and the other one adjusts the sensitivity. They should be plugged into two analog channels on the controller.

 Steering  Free hang

Wild Thumper Motor Controller

 Wild Thumper Motor Controller  T'Rex Motor Controller

Here is one completed project using DARWIN's color sensing capabilities to chase the bowl.

Final Words

This tutorial's objective was to provide insight into the workings of the DARWIN Car. The information provided should be optimal for the reader to gain an understanding of the car and results that should come out of the project.

Speculating future work derived from this tutorial, includes having DARWIN complete tasks in the car. In the big picture, the problem of having self-driving cars can be solved with this tutorial.

For questions, clarifications, etc, Email:

darwin_car.txt · Last modified: 2017/08/16 19:11 by ashwinthomas