Derp Learning

Derp Learning is a Python package that collects data, trains models, and then controls an RC car for track racing.


You will need access to a drill and a soldering kit.


The following vehicles have been tested and are supported:

SparkFun Jetbot

If you prefer something smaller, slower, with zero turn radius powered by individual-wheel drive motors the Sparkfun JetBot Kit $275 includes all parts, except for the optional IMU and Dualshock 4 controller. Please follow the setup guide at the site.

Traxxas-based Vehicles

Each of the following vehicles has been tested and works with the platform. 3D printed parts are TBD.


This software has been tested on Ubuntu 18.04 using Python 3.6 on both x86_64 and aarch64 architectures.


Collect Data

bin/ config/rally.yaml

Label Data

bin/ data/recording-YYYYMMDD-HHMMSS-HOSTNAME

Build a dataset and train cloning model

bin/ config/brain-clone.yaml

Test model

bin/ config/rally.yaml