Report from the DroneGames (formerly Drone Olympics ;-))

We had a a great time at the Drone Games at the Groupon offices in SF today. (They used to be called the Drone Olympics until they got a cease-and-desist from the Olympic Organizing Committee). Nine teams competed, all using Parrot AR.Drones running Node.js software. I was one of the judges

The winners were:

  • #1: James Halliday ("substack"), who wrote an insane virus that infects AR.Drones, which then infect other AR.Drones and causes them all to be p0wned and run amok. 
  • #2: A Stanford freshman team who wrote code that could allow one PC to simultaneously control many AR.Drones. (Not yet on Github but will be called "multidrone" when it is)
  • #3 "TooTall Nate", who wrote a cool way to control an AR.Drone over the cell networks with a Verizon MeFi card, for unlimited range. 

Co-Organizer Jyri Engestron and his partner, Caterina Fake, displaying the medals, which were created and 3D printed by Tinkercad (run by Kai Backman, the OTHER "Finn in San Francisco who used to work for Google")

The competition field 

The judges! That's me announcing the winners (via Jyri Engestrom, one of the organizers)

 

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Comment by Kent K Barnes on December 1, 2012 at 8:29pm

I just put up a raw photo dump of Drone Games to my Flickr account:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kentkb/tags/dronegames/

Comment by Jack Crossfire on December 1, 2012 at 8:57pm

Surprised groupon can still afford to keep the lights on. 


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Comment by Chris Anderson on December 2, 2012 at 4:03pm

Peter, that video is marked private. Please unlock it and paste the embed code using the video icon, rather than just the link.

Comment by Peter Mui on December 2, 2012 at 4:27pm

Here are some assembled clips from the Drone Games in a single video:


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Comment by Chris Anderson on December 2, 2012 at 5:59pm

Thanks, Peter. Looks great!

Comment by Peter Mui on December 10, 2012 at 9:19am

+Drone Savant Just the short clip in the video montage where the drone flies off to the left and is quickly swatted down by a sitting spectator.

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