As of today, April 14th, there are only 9 days until the 3rd Annual SparkFun Autonomous Vehicle Competition (also known as the AVC). If past events are any indication, this is sure to be an awesome day of robotics, hilarity, and good ol' fashioned SparkFun camaraderie. We are really, really excited.
The first item of business is just a reminder to register at our EventBrite page if you are planning on attending - it will help us plan out some logistics. If you are traveling out for the event, there are now three hotels offering SparkFun discounted group rates. The first is the Best Western Boulder Inn located in South-ish Boulder (1-800-233-8469 and use the reference code "SparkFun - it's $84/night). We also have rooms reserved at the Courtyard Marriott in Longmont - follow this link to make your reservation (a King-sized bed for $80/night). The last hotel is the Holiday Inn Express in Boulder (303-442-6600 and use reference code "SparkFun" - $79/night).
And finally, here is what you have all be waiting for (well, at least some of you) - the official AVC Course Preview. Look at those obstacles! And those dangerous hair-pin curves! Does anyone else have goosebumps?!
So that's it for now - we will do one more reminder post before the event, but remember the AVC is Saturday, April 23rd! It is going to be a great day - hope to see you out there.