AVC Reminder


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Just a couple weeks ago, we released the course preview and competition details for the 2013 SparkFun Autonomous Vehicle Competition (or AVC). The response has been outstanding. As of right now, we have 32 teams signed up and a hundred spectators registered. It’s shaping up to be an awesome day!

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Today we just wanted to remind you that if you are planning on participating or simply attending as a spectator, please register as soon as possible. It will make planning the event much easier!

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We are extremely excited about the AVC this year and have high hopes for an exciting day of robotics. If you are interested in competing, you can read the full rules of the competition here. You can also check out a course preview here. There are a few discrepancies between what is said in the video and what is stated on the AVC website - when in doubt, always defer to the website. That is the go-to source for up-to-date info.

Thanks and hope you can join us!


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  • Some good ground-vehicle AVC discussions going on over at diyrovers (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/diyrovers) and diydrones (http://diydrones.com/group/ardurover-user-group) specific to ArduRover

  • I’m using x-plane 10 as my HIL simulator.

    I built an airport in the right place and the right size for the AVC…

    Is there some place ‘AVC’ forum like where I could post this?

  • I am excited about the 2013 AVC and the new course. I am disappointed in how late the rules came out. This is not much time, especially for an air vehicle.

  • How many ground vs air signups to you have?

  • I really want to sign up now, but I want to make sure I can actually pull off what I’m planning first…

  • Quick question can i use a JPADs Style Aerial Delivery System? Been working on an RC Version and this may be the Kick in the Pants i need to Finish it.

    • I don’t see why not. It’s autonomous right?

      • the drop controller and aircraft are all gps controlled with a model rocket assited take off.

        • model rocket assited take off.

          Anything that has model rocket assisted takeoff should be allowed on grounds of being awesome.

        • seems like it might work. could you actually navigate the course like that though?

          • I’m working of the theory of the c-130 style JATO used in Vietnam. Plus I have a low stall speed so my prop can keep me aloft.


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