Pat Larson is the man behind the crude but effective machine that plugs his car in for him when he arrives home. A Raspberry Pi 4 is the brain of the operation, with a camera, a light, and ultrasonic sensors among the other components used to ensure that the mechanism doesn’t damage the car. Unfortunately, it still needs some work as it’s still quite slow and basic a setup, but there’s no doubt that it works. It hones in on the illuminated Tesla logo under the charging port cap to center itself, with the camera on the arm allowing for minute adjustments to be made
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