Race in Place!

Online racing with DIYRobocars and other News

DIYRobocars worldwide Event

Usually our DIYRobocars events are regional but with everybody at home, this is our first opportunity to have a worldwide event. You can sign up here. If you have been intending to learn how to use the simulator or just curious to watch, please join us.

A couple of tips:

  • If you plan on racing, please know your lap time in advance (this will help with seeding) and sign up here

  • If you plan on just watching, please watch the twitch stream.

If you want to get started, here is a great tutorial.

Other News:

No longer stocking the Sombrero

The Donkey Car store had been ordering sombrero boards and selling them sometimes break even sometimes at a loss for about 1.5 years now, The design is still open source, and still supported. I am looking at other options to simplify the electronics and battery in the donkey car. For those who want to know, the reason not stocking the cars were this:

  • the hope is that some 3rd party would pick up the design and improve it, but that never happened

  • It was too complex to assemble a Sombrero - often they would have issues after assembly.

  • I had to buy large quantities and I did not like outlaying thousands of dollars.

Donkey Car - 2019 in review

2019 has been a great year for the Donkey Car project. Please read our new end of year blog post here.

New newsletter service

Some of you may notice that the newsletter has a different format. I am moving away from Mailchimp which was getting very expensive and towards Substack which is free. I am also experimenting with the format itself and linking to blog posts rather than putting the content in the email.

We are experimenting with different ways of doing the blog but for now I am using Medium.

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