We here at SparkFun like to think that we exist in the same group as our customers - curious students, engineers, prototypers, and hobbyists who love to create. We are snowboarders and rock-climbers, painters and musicians, engineers and writers - but we all have one thing in common...we love electronics! We want to use electronics to make art projects, gadgets, and robots. We live, eat, and breathe this stuff!
AVC is back yet again for another year of epic autonomous vehicle competition! The competition has now outgrown the capabilities of having the event at SparkFun HQ, so we are excited to announce the event will take place at a new location - Boulder Reservoir on the outskirts of sunny Boulder, Colo.
This means several things - a whole new course - with new challenges and obstacles - and all types of aerial vehicles are back (including quadcopters)! If you want to attend as a spectator, please sign up here on our EventBrite page - it will give us an idea what to expect number wise. There will be food vendors, entertainment, and a whole lot of fun.
We're looking forward to what will surely be a great day of robotics! Hope you'll join us!
Update 5/21/2013 -
We will have the Giggling Greek, Top of the Hill Grill and Jam's Place on site as our food vendors. Jam's Place will be selling breakfast and lunch, and the Giggling Greek and Top of the Hill Grill will be selling lunch!
The official schedule is as follows:
7:00 - 9:00 a.m. - Team Check-in (Teams attempting to check in after 9:00 a.m. may be disqualified - so don't be late!).
9:00 am - Doors open to the public
9:30am - First Heat starts (Aerial Races begin)
11:30am - Second Heat starts (Aerial Races continue)
2:30pm - Third Heat Starts (Aerial Races continue)
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm - End of heats - awards and final raffle begin
5:30 - After party at The Dark Horse!