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Collision Prevention for Anki Overdrive Cars With Bluemix

I’ve built a demo that shows how Anki Overdrive cars can be controlled from IBM Bluemix. Read on to learn more.

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I’ve built a demo that shows how Anki Overdrive cars can be controlled from IBM Bluemix. Commands can be sent from the cloud to the cars (e.g., in order to set their speeds) and the messages from the cars are sent to the cloud (e.g., to provide location data, so that you can prevent the cars from driving on the same lanes).

I’ve open sourced the demo on GitHub. In order to run the demo yourself, you need the Anki Drive Starter Kit in addition to a MacBook or notebook to run Node.js applications using the Bluetooth Low Energy protocol. Here is a screenshot of my setup.


Check out the video to watch a short demo.

On Bluemix, the Internet of Things Foundation service is used and a simple Node-RED flow.


Additionally, you can control the cars locally via a command line interface.


For more details, read the documentation of the project.

Node.js Controller and MQTT API for Anki Overdrive

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