Very cool: The New York Times was at the Sparkfun competition and did a story on DIY Drones!
It will take me a while to live this quote down ;-) "“This is the future of aviation,” Mr. Anderson, 49, said. “Our children will not believe that people used to drive cars and drive airplanes. We are the weak link in the chain.”"
There's also a great video of one of the autonomous ArduCoper 2 runs, plus more of the AVC, here.