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hey guys so we just got invited to an
awesome event in Australia come with me oh my god are we interrupting a gang
meeting oh boy t-rex yeah that’s so creepy hey guys we’re here down under
just south of Brisbane with Ben Sam today and we’re gonna be converting some
cars to self-driving this weekend so Ben flow so all the way from Canada to
participate in this event and make a video about it so Wayne tell us a bit
more about what the event is and what we’re gonna you got it well thanks for
coming Jane great to have you here so what would really like to see is is
everyone in the world build robots you know there’s a lot of talk about robots
coming to take jobs and we think the solution to that is if is if everyone
makes a robot then everyone’s got a job right so that’s what we’re we’re
grabbing a hold off so we’ve got some some cars here they’re picked up for the
the grand sum of a few hundred dollars we got a few bits of mechanics together
we got about 10 people working on each car we got we got three days and by the
end of it they’re all going to be self-driving all right so these are these are all app
tools power tools equipment actuator is everything you need to kind of automate
the systems of a car we’ve got we actually rip out the steering column put
in a power steering one from the records so it’s yeah it’s a complete conversion
of the time and the cause we got some the most serious equipments and off the
hits and that kind of thing a few welders as well so this here is an
Nvidia Jetson tx2 and what this is is a really kind of a common platform for
advanced sort of self-driving car artificial intelligence type stops you
know a hobbyist robotics projects yeah well makes them really cool is that the
exact same type of technology and this goes inside a real Tesla the same kind
of CUDA cores same kind of course so we said it worked on these for a while and
then Ken had the bright idea of doing some real cars and so we just took the
same sensors off the top and then scaled up yeah awesome yeah all right so that’s
all the tech we’re gonna be using yeah I guess go step away for us the teams to
show off and start hacking that’s it awesome wait your horse do it thanks
James the general things to note is we’ve done
what we can to kind of help look after you but there are serious kind of safety
implications of what we’re doing the barriers that you’re standing next to
are rated to 40 kilometres an hour they’re not all filled so that’s
apparently going to be fixed in 20 minutes everything that we do it’s gonna
be BSD licensed or Creative Commons as applicable so you’re all free to do
whatever you want with it that means anything that you bring here any code or
diagrams or stuff that you bring here that you develop here is now for
everyone here to do and everyone else in the world to do whatever they want with
safety is like the biggest concern I have with all of you most of you
probably from what I could tell hadn’t use many power tools before I know James
has straps and rocket engines to his hands before and then he burned a face
off the dummy so like I don’t know if I trust in me but so I’ve got we’ve got
gloves we’ve got glass safety glasses and got earplugs and you all should be
wearing coloured Footwear at the whole time all the fences are electrified
please do not interact with the fences all the goats are horns and they know
how to use them the whole purpose of this event is to make sure that everyone
in the world is ready for robotics so we want to make sure this event is a
welcoming place for every person on planet Earth alright so we got an awesome Mitsubishi
Colt that we’re going to be converting to
self-driving and we’ve got an awesome team of nine people here control freaks
hi my name is Erin I’m the team leader for out anima still driving car this
weekend I’m a mechatronics engineer and now I work in autonomous systems yes I
wrote here at Brisbane Australia self-gravity we don’t have the seats
it’d be a lot easier to work on it if there’s a bit more room in there can your chair do this it’s even got the original repair manual
Wow what years this one I think this is an 84 sometimes Willie I’m a graduate student
with csro in Palma and Brisbane with the project here I’ll be giving the card
ability to control the brakes and the steering at the gear shifts by residues
adding more bespoke that we can control myself os at the moon I’m a project engineer at
Chalmers University and today I’m working on the electronics and
integrating all of our motors without alright so we’re just making the main 12
volt power line that goes from the battery in the car into the backseat
Morosi off for all electronics we’ve got some battery lugs listen so be measured
on the back of the car in case the car goes rogue so I’m gonna have to chase
the car and hit that back hi I’m Becks I originally studied
robotics and a lot of the stuff I do nowadays in software so I’m looking
forward to getting more hands-on in the electronics and mechanical science stuff
whether whether we cut these off and do our internals they’ve got energy to
Victor I only got little wrinkles yeah I’m some this little gate my name’s
Thomas I’m a QUT student studying mechatronics and at the moment we’re
working on some of the mechanical aspects in the ice and you put well yep
that’s powering everything what what are the relays there just for the ignition
hey yeah thank you we only need one food mission is that
right yeah and I think the power just go straight I’m tired I’m a student at UTS
and Sydney I’ve been on the Formula Student team there for three years now
and today I’m working on the electronics then wearing you see 19 Nelson Falls around now I
love to find something hey I’m James Hobson and wait why am I doing this
interview the oh shit switch works so you just need to hook up to the Arduino
and we’ve got an emergency off so what we’re gonna do next is we’re gonna be
making a mounting point inside the glove box for our main computer we’re gonna
try and find a way to reroute the air conditioning fans into the glove box so
that we’ve got integrated cooling so that we can have our computer in its own
self-contained unit away from all the other clutter and hopefully it’ll have
not fully there sorry darling and look pretty nice and well they we need the
schematics verify what they actually I think we when I was Jacko do pussy you
know I work as a machine learning engineer at pinch in Fortitude Valley
and I mean it to basically learn a lot from people have a bit of fun making a
self-driving car and yeah just hopefully make something that works delicious is a
damn spider in there I can’t find now I know it’s here
I don’t like space my name is Riley Martin I’m a freshly graduated high
school student and now a full-time worker as part of the hack Smith team
I’m here to just participate in the event and be as much of a help as I can
and learn about the wonderful world of autonomous cars and you know I’m excited
to be out here that makes no strikes hey all right so
we’re about halfway through day one of the self-driving car build and it’s
going pretty good I say mechanically we’re almost about
50% done that’s how you dance yeah where are they so about 50% done the
mechanical build now to actually steer the vehicle in our remote-control Baja
build we have to use a windshield wiper motor coupled to the steering column but
in this case what they did was they’ve actually gotten us a whole bunch of new
steering columns from I believe Toyota Corollas and Mazda 3 and new steering
columns are actually have power steering with a motor built in now the tricky
part is it’s a different car company and this cars in 1984 so hopefully by the
end of day today we’ll have all the hardware stuff done all the actuators
mounted and tomorrow will just be a matter of bending up the software and
then taking it for real driving we don’t need these anymore either hi I’m John my background is in research
robotics PhD and machine learning and I’m here to help where I can on the
automotive side but really to try and bring some computer vision and some of
those stimulates approaches to our cool car the ability to pick up a piece of it
just for a two-year-old to do that the lead robotics advisor this weekend is
Peter Corke who’s a distinguished professor at the Queensland University
of Technology and his online or box classes have reached over 90,000
students his goal is to bring robotics education to the entire world so we’re
on a YouTube channel called blacksmith and our main goal is to inspire kids
around the world into STEM fields there is a market out there for or need out
there for people to to learn about these more advanced robotic concepts you
considered that for primary school students and high school students
there’s a time stuff and it’s good and it it certainly is encouraging and very
motivating but to my mind it’s more experimental than principal when you
come to engineering you can’t just keep backing to work so if our viewers want
to learn a bit more about robotics where’s the head they should go to robot
Academy and that’s robot Academy dot ne T dot a you I’ll have the links in the
description below and maybe some videos linked in the card annotation all right
so it’s day two now and the team pushed hard last night we got pretty much all
the mechanical stuff done all the linear actuators are mounted and there’s just a
little bit of wiring and testing each component individually hopefully in
maybe an hour or two we’ll actually be able to test the car in remote control
mode once we’ve tested all the systems like that we’ll be able to start working
on the self-driving AI all right since we’re going for a Mad
Max theme and we don’t have the drawers anymore I’m just gonna remove these
sensors here first turn the lights on when the doors
are open and we don’t want that because it’s just my total battery especially
for do some testing about the engine running
the nice thing is the switch clearly is bronze the frame literally yam plug it
doesn’t work secondly functions that interact with
each other you know that’s all being soldiers but always be able to just its
delay just in milliseconds yes yes 3,000 you know anything at the end so but at the moment on the card we have
is just the Arduino that’s just bad yeah I’m the computer with the serial yeah
yeah but the computer the serial what the necessary thing all right so to give
our car a bit more range we’re gonna actually try making our own
omnidirectional antenna to mount on top of the roof so we actually use Wi-Fi to
control it up to hopefully 2030 meters or so whereas right now we either have
to use the wired Xbox controller which is only 2 meters long to be running
alongside the car which you can imagine might not be the most safest thing to do
so let’s see what we knew this antenna all right cigar makeshift
omnidirectional Wi-Fi antenna right here hooked up to a standard router and now
we’re gonna test it out and see what kind of range we get so let’s go take a
walk that famously can you connect it first
all right dropping off it’s pretty far away can’t even see it from here lower
that’s up I’ll be higher left left left left left left left left a bit just a
bit more stop there we go before you right it doesn’t seem like
I’m pointing at it don’t usually either good but all right so the third and final day of
the self-driving car hackathon and the teams are scrambling to get these things
done almost everyone is up super late last night trying to work out some of
the bugs in the code I think only one car has successfully been driven in
remote-controlled mode I am self driving mode yet our team is almost ready right
now we’re just charging the battery and hopefully we’ll get down in the field
and be able to test it remote-control mode and then self-driving mode hi like yeah
ah okay do you need anyone else with you we have everyone else back now the plan
was to also use a webcam to be able to do basic obstacle avoidance
unfortunately we weren’t able to get to that point in the competition now
earlier on the weekend GPS data points were recorded along the inside and
outside edge of the track which gives the car a digital boundary that knows
not to cross this event would not have been possible without all the generous
sponsors Telstra provided us with high quality 4 GX internet and Nighthawk
routers Telstra kept the event online with the world’s best 4 GX network the
motor traders Association of Queensland provide lots of equipment and advice for
building the cars this include tools and the Sun shelters neo provides
sponsorship of food and drinks for all the volunteers and participants and
provided guidance throughout the challenge we’d also like to thank BAU
raha lidar ethereal capital and Blackbird ventures coltec provide
mentoring and a presentation on their work in RC and autonomous systems scouts
Australia Queensland provide accommodation for all participants
through loaning 15 tents trade tools provided a discount on all tools
purchased for the challenge and bonus equipment Woodstock provide the space
and redbull provided drinks to ensure we could work all night long and finally
we’d like to thank the queensland community especially Monica Bradley Tony
wheeler and Kylie Hickling we’ve got this amazing trophy so there’s
clearly two teams that are kind of you know grabbing onto one of these wings
and trying to tear it in half so I think we’ll have to figure out you know what
happens you know this is this is a month in the making this is not like a year or
anything this is a fever dream and thanks for coming and being part of it
we want to make this so much bigger we want to take us everywhere in the world
we want you to turn into into monster trucks and spaceship everything beyond
that if you’ve got a completely dangerous we had an awesome time in
Australia but it’s time to go back to the cold all in all it was an awesome
event and everyone who participated had an absolute blast now this is just the
first of many future events so if you’re interested in try and convert a car to
self-driving in 72 hours or less check out three day robot comm there’s a link
in the description below


He kinda looks like pewdiepie no it's not a joke I'm serious with dat beard
But can you do dis♿️👈

You can definitely tell you are Canadian by the way you say car,no hate by the way I WISH I WAS CANADIAN but I'm a Texsan

Awesome! That looked like a helluva pile of fun. If you ever do another- Grab a headphone jack, mount the female beside your estop , tie the jack to the stop circuit, short the male 2 connections so you now have a deadman switch- tie a long string to the male end- if she runs away just let it pull the jack out- boom no chasing it 🙂 Cheers!

Yes, I love it when the emergency off switch is implemented in code instead of cutting power to the whole system. No room for failure there! otherwise great cause and video.

So this is a comment I copied from myself on the other short video of this video but… What if the A.I gone rogue and disabled the OH SHIT button?

13:09 James pulling speed is faster than the speed of sound? You can see that it comes of before we hear the sound.

That's awesome and if you did it in 3 days then there's no reason scientists and coders and engineers couldn't so there just finding excuses. You did AWESOME I loved this video keep proving to the world that the impossible is possible and nice name for the E switch it really fits

Look buddy keep your shit straight are you trying to be Iron Man or Captain America with Nomad beard? Lolololol

Looks like crazy fun.

So… out of 10 teams… 2 got a running car? Or just yours? Seems about right, 72 hours is a crazy short amount of time. They should've at least let the software start ahead of time. For a group of amateurs who haven't used power tools, it's a lot to get done in 3 days. If I was a sponsor I'd be a bit grouchy about basically none of the higher end stuff getting used, but, whatever, inaugural, looked like a ton of fun.

Thank you for coming Hacksmith to the 3daychallenge. It was great having you down under!

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A good idea to hit the button if you can't chase the car fast enough, might have been air-soft or paintball guns, a light enough projectile to trigger it but not break it? And or one on the front as well as the back, so if it crashes into something or worst case someone, more likely to trigger the shut off and end the mayhem.

I actually wanted his interview so I could finally figure out what James's official degree since I've been wondering that, as well as where he went to college.

This is one of the best videos you've done in a while! I like the longer format where you explain the process behind the build. This should be on the main channel not the second one 😀

Seems like just enough time to get nothing done on the self driving side… they need to really rethink their setup, at least start with mostly prepared cars.

Dear hacksmith I am 8 years old do you think I will be able to join the team in a couple years give me a shout out in the next vid o and you are the best keep it up😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

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