Acquiring Duckietown Hardware

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.

If you are ready to to get your hands on the current Duckiebot version (DB18), we offer a one-click solution here.

Otherwise, you can build the DB17 from our list of materials. Please note that we no longer maintain the documentation associated with the DB17 version of the Duckiebot. Once your DB17 Duckiebot is assembled please follow the most recent version of our documentation.

Duckiebot Version

DB18 (current)
DT17 – running the Duckiebot

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. We will contact you should your application be selected when there is hardware available for donation.

If you are an individual or organization that is interested in making a donation to help others use Duckietown please get in touch.

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