Tesla Car Charging Robot
You may have seen electric vehicle charging robots before, but most, if not all, are years away from being released. So, this Tesla owner decided to make his own using a Raspberry Pi 4 computer as the brain. Simply put, the Raspberry Pi 4 is connected to a camera that can automatically detect where the illuminated blue charging port is using computer vision and machine learning.



As long as the vehicle isn’t oriented in a way that has the charging port facing in another direction, the robotic arm should be able to find the Tesla logo by the charging port, as it also uses the charging port door reflector to line up the cable. A Tesla API is then used to open the charging door, so it doesn’t require any human intervention.

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