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Simplify and Facilitate the Development of Self-driving  

Open Source Self Driving Platform Hacking


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Professor Yoshiki NINOMIYA from Nagoya University

Institute of Innovation for Future Society, Nagoya University. CFO of Tier IV, which maintains open source software Autoware. Intelligent Vehicle Group Mobility Division leader. 20+ years Engineering Experience in car industry. Yoshiki NINOMIYA received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Nagoya University. 

Chris Anderson, founder of 3D robotics, DIY robocars and DIY drones

CEO of 3D Robotics. Founder of the DIY Drones and DIY Robocars communities. Founder and chairman of the Linux Foundation's Dronecode Project. Writer of Long Tail, FREE and Makers. Ten years as Chief Editor of Wired Magazine. The Most Influential Minds In Technology (2013)

Chris Anderson

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Chris Anderson, founder of 3D robotics, DIY robocars and DIY drones


Jinghao graduated from Iowa State University with a Ph.D degree at Computer Engineering. Prior to joining Baidu USA in June 2015, Jinghao worked at and ShareThis as software engineering, chief scientist and engineering manager in charge for revenue optimization in Internet advertising. Jinghao joined Baidu Autonomous Driving Group in April 2016 after working on image monetization for half year at Baidu USA, and was the tech lead in the vehicle behavior prediction team. Later he became the senior software architect for Apollo open source platform.

Chris Anderson, founder of 3D robotics, DIY robocars and DIY drones


Executive Director APAC

Graduated from the University of Florida, and once worked for Blue Express of IBM China, Montalvo Corporation, and Tower Manufacturing Corporation.Over 20 years of experience in mechanical manufacturing, sensor research & development, and international market management. Pioneer and impeller of AIT.Joined in Velodyne LiDAR in July 2015, mainly responsible for strategies in Asia Pacific markets, and founded Velodyne China in 2016.

Chris Anderson, founder of 3D robotics, DIY robocars and DIY drones

Dr. Benjamin Ma

Ph.D. of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, with years of deep expertise in autonomous vehicle, machine learning and robotics. Dr.Benjamin have leaded various technical and academic positions in R&D and education sectors. Currently he has founded many successful projects related to autonomous vehicles, such as Autonomous Vehicle R&D Program and Self-driving Car Development etc..In 2017, he showcased his team's driverless vehicle at Intelligent Transportation System Summit.


1. What’s Move-it? 

Move-it is a hackathon for self-driving, aiming to build an affordable development platform(chassis) for self-driving, solving various engineering challenges along the process. 

2. What exactly will I do?

Group collaboration, mentor guidance, social parties & local exploration. Hands-on hacking includes:

  •  Hacking of car control, both lateral and longitudinal controls, to achieve drive-by-wire

  •  Self-driving setup and test of 1/16 scale car powered by Raspberry Pi 

  •  Installation and test run of self-driving software Autoware on full-sized car

3. What about Hardware?

The hackathon will be in a hackspace with dedicated tools, components, sensors and so on. Name a few: CAN bus analyzer, EPS steering column, ABS pump, VCU vehicle control unit, GNSS, 16-channel LiDAR, obstacle avoidance radar, camera, high performance onboard computer, by-wire electric vehicle(for reference), electric chassis/platform, various soldering and cutting equipment, place for testing and installing.

4. Why participating Move-it?

To ignite your passion for engineering and creativity, sharing your works and achievements with the rest of world. Have fun!

5. Are there mentors or speakers? 

Yes. We’ve invited engineer from as the mentor of by-wire technology(making confirmation currently), also engineer from as the mentor of self-driving software part(confirmed), and Chris Anderson from DIY Robocars to participate remotely(confirmed). 

6. Who owns the outcomes and intellectual property? 

The ultimate IP is shared by the hackathon host and the participants. All the hackathon outcomes will be open source on Github. Hardware for Move-it Hackathon is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).  Firmware and software source for the Move-it Hackathon is licensed under the MIT License (MIT) unless otherwise noted. 

7. When and where?

9-13,March, 2018 

Guiyang, China 

8. What if the FAQ did not answer my questions? 

We got you, just email to and we’ll get back to you asap.


Talented creative engineer and designer volunteers worldwide, you are Wanted! Together, we’ll build an affordable development platform of self-driving during the five-day collaboration. The whole workshop process and outputs will be open to the public in various ways. Meanwhile, the most special and unique experiences are created for global engineers & designers: collaborative development, fabrication workshop, social parties, keynote speech, mentor communication and local exploration etc.. You are bound to get inspired. The ultimate goal of Move-It Workshop to co-create an open, democratized, affordable and reliable self-driving development platform. 

The advent of autonomous technology has led to an amazing revolution, changing not just how cars are designed and made, but also transforming cultures, politics and economics. However, the entry barrier of self-driving prevents us from the progress in transportation democratization. Move-it workshop aims to lower the barriers and facilitate the innovation in self-driving application by open collaboration. Together, we’ll build an affordable, reliable and safe self-driving development platform for students, engineers and startups who are passionate about this industry. Move-it Workshop is a reflection for transportation revolution and a step for democratizing technology. It’s an experiment for independence, open mind, and spirit of inclusion. Move-it Workshop builds an engineer and designer collaboration community which combines technology, fabrication, mentors as well as resources. 

The possible hacking hardware and environment of Move-it hackathon


The main challenge in self-driving industry is the barrier of entry. If you are a small startup building a local autonomous delivery service or a single engineer trying out latest deep learning approaches for car/traffic sign detection, it is incredible hard (sometimes even impossible) to get things off the ground and test your solution in the real world setting. At the moment, this industry is reserved only for the big league, with heavy financial backing, which is pushing small players out at the very beginning of the game. 

Another thing is the technology, which clearly has so many benefits on the society as a whole, will be first developed and deployed in just a few countries around the world. This puts the rest of the world in unequal position. With the Workshop, we want to explore the possibility of building an affordable self driving car platform that startups and hobbyists worldwide can participate and develop together. We believe that self-driving industry can be a playground for the general developers in the future, rather than for VC-favored enterprises only.


robot kuka doing plasma cutting

Move-It Hackathon is a reflection for transportation revolution. It’s an experiment for independence, open mind, and spirit of inclusion. Move-It Hackathon builds an engineer and designer collaboration community which combines technology, fabrication, mentors and resources together. Self-driving is about to revolutionize the transportation industry, but the barrier of entry prevents us from the progress in transportation democratization. By building an affordable development platform through Move-It Hackathon, we hope to lower the barriers and facilitate the innovation in self-driving. The Hackathon is dedicated to building an affordable, reliable and safe self-driving development platform for students, engineers and startups who are passionate about this industry.

Equipment and Facilities

  • CNC Machining Center

  • Plasma Cutting Machine

  • Soldering Robotics

  • 3D Printer

  • CNC Tube Bending Machine

Move-It Components and Accessories:


  • LiDAR

  • Low-speed Electric Car

  • HDR Camera

  • Millimeter-wave Radar

  • GPU Onboard Computer

  • Drive-by-wire Execution Approach

Date - March 2018


An innovative manufacturing center retrofitted from standard industrial factory 
C-Zone Hackspace, PIX, Guiyang, China 



Bogdan Djukic, engineer and one of the founders of Move-it hackathon

ex-Skyper, half-marathon runner, charity hacker and self-driving car technology enthusiast.



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