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Drone Games @Stanford

Stanford Robotics Club

Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

Stanford, CA

Drone Games @Stanford

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The Stanford Robotics Club is organizing and hosting a Drone Games sponsored hackathon at Stanford University on April 6th to kickoff National Robotics Week

The competition is part of our initiative to promote robotics as a fun and accessible field, provide hands-on experience and showcase the cleverness and technical competence of the Stanford community.

About Drone Games

Drone Games is a NodeCopter-Style programming competition powered by drones and JavaScript. Hackers will receive one Parrot AR Drone 2.0 so they can work on their project. Here is one of the drones in action. The day of the event hackers will get a chance to present their work to other attendees and judges. 



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Participation is open to everyone! We hope anyone affiliated with Stanford including students, professors, and alumni will participate. Teams are encouraged! 

Note: Hackers will receive an email with more information and details about the schedule.


Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Judged Awards will be given and there will be a Crowd Favorite award as well!


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Q:  Where can I buy a drone?

A: You can buy your own AR Drone 2.0 on Amazon or locally here!


Q: How do I program a drone? 

A: You can use any language. However, Felix Geisendörfer wrote a library to control the Parrot AR Drone 2.0 with javascript using node.js. Here are links to Setting Up Your Development Environment and Writing Your First AR Drone + NodeJS Program.

Q: Where can I park and how much does it cost?

A: Parking is free on weekends. The parking lot at Tresidder Union and Parking Structure 2 at Via Ortega and Panama Streets are both fairly convenient to Building 550. 

Have questions about Drone Games @Stanford? Contact Stanford Robotics Club

When & Where

416 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305

Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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The Stanford Robotics Club is a student-run robotics and mechatronics club on campus.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 4:13 PM

Event Schedule

Friday, April 5, 2013 

  • 6:00PM-6:30PM Hacker Check-in
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM Team Formation + Ideation
  • 7:00PM Hackathon Begins
  • 12:00AM Dinner

Saturday, April 6, 2013

  • 12:00PM-1:00PM Lunch
  • 1:00PM Hackathon Ends
  • 1:30PM-3:30PM Demos
  • 3:30-4:00PM Break
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM Award Ceremony
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM Closing Remarks
  • 5:00PM Event Ends

Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 2:23 PM

Big thanks to Parrot and Skycatch Inc. for sponsoring us with more AR Drones for our upcoming AR Drone powered Drone Games at Stanford! 

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