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SparkFun Announces 2012 AVC

SparkFun just announced next year's Autonomous Vehicle Competition, an autonomous race around their building in Boulder, Colorado. The 2012 event will be held on Saturday, June 16 (later in the year than the last few times, to avoid inclement weather).

As in previous years, there will be two competitions: ground vehicles and air vehicles. The…


Added by John Leichty on December 15, 2011 at 11:26am — 16 Comments

"Team Zyzzyx" SparkFun AVC 2011 Ground Entry

First off, a big thank you to the hardware and software developers of the APM autopilot. Without it I wouldn't have been able to pull off a working autonomous system in such a short time. Thanks as well to Jack Dunkle for helping me out with a late encoder addition.


A couple months ago I saw the SparkFun AVC announcements and decided to enter. I bought parts early, but didn't get it all working right until…


Added by John Leichty on April 25, 2011 at 10:30am — 6 Comments


Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
A list of all T3 contests is here. The current round, the Vertical Horizontal one, is here

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