SparkFun Electronics will be closed in observance of memorial day on Monday, May 29th. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 30th. Any orders placed after 2pm Mountain Time on Friday, May 26th will process and ship out on Tuesday, May 30th.
As we've made mention of a few times in the past month or so, the 2011 SparkFun Autonomous Vehicle Competition (lovingly referred to as the AVC), is not too far off (April 23rd, 2011) ! Today is February 8th, so that gives you just over two months to get your autonomous RC car, quadcopter, or tank ready to roll. The reason for this particular post: an update for those traveling to Boulder.
If you are making the trip out to (hopefully) sunny Colorado and need a place to stay, we have worked with a hotel in the area to get discount rates for SparkFun guests. The hotel is the Best Western Boulder Inn located in South-ish Boulder. The rate is $84 for a room with a king bed, which is a pretty decent discount compared to normal prices. But I have yet to mention the best part - it's walking distance from the Dark Horse, one of SparkFun's favorite watering holes and the site of the AVC after-party.
If you want to reserve a room at the discounted rate, give the Boulder Inn a call at 1-800-233-8469 and use the reference code "SparkFun." Make sure you make your reservation 30 days before the event to lock-in the discount. Safe travels!