Today's the Day for AVC

Come watch the games at SparkFun's headquarters or on our live streams!

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Believe it or not, it’s finally here. After months of preparation, anticipation, configuration, perspiration, calculation, and extrapolation … it’s time for celebration! Today is AVC, the Greatest Autonomous Vehicle Competition on Earth!

If you’ve been waiting to see what the weather would be like, you should now know that it’s the perfect temperature for watching AVs and pimped-up Power Wheels race, rooting for the best bot in battle, trying your hand at soldering or e-sewing, learning more about the wonderful world of electronics, meeting our engineers, and even touring the magnificent SparkFun headquarters in Niwot, CO.

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Here’s a quick at-a-glance of what’s happening today. You must register in advance for workshops and tours, so hurry up, get out of bed, grab your coffee/tea/energy drink, and join us! (Don’t forget to bring a water bottle that you can refill at our stations, or, better yet, buy a special-edition SparkFun bottle when you get here!)

7 – 8 a.m.: Team Registration

8 – 9 a.m.: Bot Inspection

9 a.m.: Open to the public!

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Races and Competitions

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Maker Alley and Engineers’ Lounge open

9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.: SparkFun Tours (every half hour)

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Maker Workshops (every hour, on the hour)

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Classroom Sessions (see digital program)

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Grub available from food trucks

4 – 5 p.m.: Awards Ceremony (at the Engineers’ Lounge)

For a full schedule of events, check out our digital program.

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If you absolutely can’t make it to the live event (say you’re in another state or country ... likely story:-), you can check out the action all day on the following live stream YouTube channels – and start making plans to attend in person next year!

You can also follow your favorites bots and see how they’re stacking up against the competition on our live scoreboard.

May the best bots win -- and may a good time be had by all!

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  • wesgood / about 8 years ago / 1

    It was great to watch the stream from Canada. I can't wait to see how the APRS entries improve over the years!

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