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This year’s SparkFun Autonomous Vehicle Competition (AVC) promises to be our biggest yet with the inclusion of three types of autonomous vehicle races, as well as 12-pound and 30-pound combat bots. In addition to the event’s move to Maker Faire® Denver, our friends at Digi-Key Electronics, Wurth Electronics and Aleph Objects (LulzBot) have joined the fun as sponsors and will be providing some extra goodies for competitors on site.
Digi-Key Electronics: Exclusive Pro-Maker Sponsor
Digi-Key is sponsoring two special awards for competitors this year in addition to hanging out in the pits with some cool product demos. They will be sponsoring the Engineers’ Choice and Crowd Pleaser awards (check out the descriptions here). The special awards are applicable to adult teams only.
Wurth Electronics: Supporting Co-Sponsor
Make sure to stop by the Wurth Electronics station in the pits to make repairs to your bots or vehicles. They’ll have resources for competitors, including some repair/replacement connector products for teams, technical advice on electronic workings of circuits from development engineers and field applications engineers, and a full display of our passive components product line.
Aleph Objects (LulzBot): Student Competitions Sponsor
As part of our increased efforts to support student teams competing in AVC, Aleph Objects is providing 16 LulzBot Mini 3D printers as first place prizes for our student competitions, as well as exhibiting at Maker Faire Denver as another local maker company. This is the first year we are hosting a 1-pound Plastic Ants combat bot competition, where the majority of the bot’s parts need to be plastic, and we’re excited to incorporate some 3D printing lessons into building some of those lil guys.
This year promises to be bigger and better than ever as we join our sponsors and Maker Faire Denver in celebrating creativity and making, right here in Colorado!
To get the full rundown of this year’s prizes, check out avc.sparkfun.com.