Inverted pendula are a popular benchmark for optimal control and reinforcement learning, providing interesting non-linear dynamics despite having a simplistic design. The goal of this project is to design and construct one of these pendula as a collaboration with students at the University of Rhode Island. Most of the required work will be done in video conferences and shared documents. The construction will be done in parallel in both Universities, aiming for identical setups. Project start will be in February 2022 and running until end of May 2022.