Just one month to go before the Sparkfun AVC (and the DIY Drones multicopter rodeo!)

The Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Competition is on June 16th, just a month away! Once again the DIY Drones teams will be well represented, with at least 15 people from the APM team alone coming and competing. There will be the usual barbecue at Doug Weibel's house on Friday night, so if you're coming the competition and would like to join us, please give us your name in the comments below, so we can get a headcount.  

This year only airplanes (and rovers, of course) are allowed in the official Sparkfun competition on Saturday, so we're going to run our own DIY Drones Multicopter Competition on Sunday, with a location to be announced near the Sparkfun headquarters in Boulder.  So although Sparkfun doesn't want them, bring your multicopters (and traditional helis) anyway and stick around to Sunday for an all-copter competition, with cool prizes and good fun. Please give your name in the comments below if you'd like to enter in the Sunday competition, so we can plan accordingly.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in Boulder!

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Comment by Randy on May 15, 2012 at 5:23pm

I will be there!


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Comment by Michael Oborne on May 15, 2012 at 5:44pm

as will i

Comment by Samantha Oborne on May 15, 2012 at 5:56pm

Me too! :)

Comment by David Schwarz on May 15, 2012 at 6:39pm

ill be there

Comment by Paul Mather on May 15, 2012 at 7:53pm

Does anyone have the promised "Geocron" output from Sparkfun?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=v29yVNyuWqw

Comment by Eraser on May 15, 2012 at 8:17pm

Count 2 here.

Comment by Ellison Chan on May 15, 2012 at 8:43pm

Wish I could be there.  Any reason why helis and multirotors are not allowed in the competition?  My guess is the tasks would be too easy for us.


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Comment by Jason Short on May 15, 2012 at 10:51pm

I'm sorry I ruined multicopters for everyone at Sparkfun... I buzzed the crowd at 6ft and I think I scared the sparkfun hosts. To be fair it was early alpha code and I did mange to make three corners of the building before anyone was in real danger.

Jason

Comment by Jack on May 16, 2012 at 6:24am

I will be there with a couple of machines full FPV and video. Should be fun

 

Jack


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Comment by Pat Hickey on May 16, 2012 at 8:37am

I'll be there.

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