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)