SparkFun will be closing early at 3:30 Friday 5/27 and remain closed Monday for Memorial Day (5/30). Orders placed after 2pm MT on Friday (5/27) will process and ship out on Tuesday (5/31).
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!