🎉We can now proudly present the winners of the TAPAS Community Challenge 2018! 🎉
Congratulations to Team "Wireless Charging" (idea 56). We are really excited for all finalists and a really big thank you to all participants for your interest in this challenge!

We got over 200 submissions! 65 ideas got one or more TAPAS boards, 10 submissions were presentation-ready.
And now we have 5 finalists! YEAH 😃 The finalist's idea numbers were 40, 56, 68, 212 and 213.
What's next?
We are now preparing the next steps for you, the community. Please stay tuned!
We are working on a forum and a separate webpage. If you have any question please don't hesitate to contact us via email!

Self driving 1:8 scaled car with 3D LiDAR and Raspberry Pi + ROS

The idea is to have an autonomous vehicle specifically for 3D mapping my house. Using Kyosho MP9E chassis. Devices used (Low Current High Torque Motor, Speed Controller, Motor Braking + Drive Direction, HT Servo Steering, 4WD + Diff, Precision Rotary Encoders, Thermopile IR Array Sensor 5m, LiDAR 20m).

The system goal is to provide an autonomous internal 3D survey of my home using LiDAR. Once the system has created an accurate model the objective will be to program grid routines and object avoidance using sensor data.

This is a personal home project. I would only require 2 boards for development.

  • Gary Mclean
  • May 26 2018
  • Susanne Forster commented
    May 29, 2018 13:40

    Hi Gary,

    please give us some more detailes about your idea.
    How you should describe your idea

    • What is the goal of your project?
    • How does the technical set-up look like?
    • How do you want to implement your idea? (step-by-step guide, schematics, plan, video or presentation will help!)
    • Are you working in a team? List the names of your team members.
    • How many TAPAS boards will you need for your project?


    Please reply at the earliest as the deadline is soon approaching.

    Susanne @ TAPAS team

  • Gary Mclean commented
    June 18, 2018 11:33

    Hi as I have only limited time is it possible to just purchase these samples. Thanks

  • Susanne Forster commented
    June 19, 2018 07:18

    Hey Gary,

    currently we do not have the plan that the TAPAS board can be purchased.

    Best regards,

    Susanne @TAPAS team

  • Gary Mclean commented
    June 20, 2018 22:00

    Thanks Susanne for the update

You can read the official challenge FAQ here!