Acquiring Duckietown Hardware

To simplify the process of collecting all the parts needed to build the platform we offer a one-click solution at

Otherwise, you can build a Duckiebot (DB17) from our 
list of materialsPlease use only the Duckiebot assembly instructions from the DT17 documentation. DT17 documentation is no longer maintained. Once your DB17 Duckiebot is assembled please follow the most recent version of our documentation.

Did you know that you don’t need a Duckiebot to get started with Duckietown? If you are not able to acquire hardware at this time, we invite you to get started in simulation. You can follow the instructions in our AI Driving Olympics manual.

Donation Program


If you have not been able to acquire hardware but have been using the our online resources and would like to enhance your experience by running your algorithms on a real machine, we invite you to submit an application to our Donation Program

We want everybody to play and learn with Duckietown but please note that due to a large number of applications we cannot fulfill all requests for hardware donations and will not respond to all applications. We will contact you if your application is selected for further review and there is hardware available for donation.

If you are an individual or organization that has the means to help others acquire Duckietown hardware please consider donating to the Duckietown Foundation.

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