Welcome to the Elcano Project Wiki

The Elcano Project develops low-cost hardware and software to convert any vehicle to self-drive. We are concentrating on recumbent tricycles to create a passenger vehicle at a total cost of under $5000. Our software could also convert full-sized cars, toy RC cars, and other vehicles to self-drive.

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Table of Contents

Elcano Project introduction

Elcano Subsystems

Processors and Boards


  • A1 Hub Motor
  • A2 Brake motor
  • A3 Steering Motor


  • Odometer
  • Wheel angle
  • Compass
  • Smart Camera (webcam)
  • Drive Wheel speed
  • GPS
  • IMU
  • Sonar

Libraries (common code used throughout the project)

Hardware and Software tutorials

Bill of Materials

Elcano Project Website

Legacy Documents (Out-of-date, no longer used)

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