Acquiring Duckietown Hardware

Duckietowns and Duckiebots were designed with accessibility in mind. These highly standardized robots and environments can be built with off the shelf materials!

While the assembly instructions are Duckiebot version-specific, you should always use the most recent version of the operating instructions at

Duckiebot (DB17)

The DB17 is the most recently available Duckiebot version with a list of parts available for purchase online.

If you have comments about this list or would like to volunteer to maintain it, please get in touch!

Duckiebot (DB18)

Don’t want to source the materials yourself? Our friends over at have hardware kits for sale. 

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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