AVC 2015 is Coming!

Check out what's new for everyone's favorite autonomous vehicle competition.

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Sweeping legal changes are afoot that could change the hobbyist airspace for years to come. Your input can make a difference.

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Check out this brief recap from the fine folks at 3D Robotics

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Check out some of the highlights (and lowlights) from this year's AVC!

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Join us at the reservoir or on the livestream!

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EL wire, power supplies, and some beginner electronics kits. Check out the goodies for this week.

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Don't forget, this weekend is the SparkFun Autonomous Vehicle Competition.

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In addition to the races, we've got a lot of other great stuff going on!

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It's time to squeeze in a caption contest before the end of the month - and a quick reminder about this year's AVC!

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Calling all AVC Spectators - it's nearly time to get your proof of concept turned in!

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If you are entering the autonomous vehicle competition (AVC) for the first time, this information from last year's participants may help you get started.

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Introducing NERFCS - just in time for AVC. Are you up to the challenge?

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AVC is getting close, and it's time to check out the course revisions for this year.

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Registration is open for AVC 2014! We're also announcing some new rules and changes for this year.

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Announcing AVC 2014!

Announcing the date for the next SparkFun Autonomous Vehicle Competition!

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Dunk Tank Hack

In addition to the ongoing robot competition at AVC 2013, we included some carnival-type entertainment for the attendees. We rented a dunk tank, triggered it with a swiveling mallet, and challenged people to play "Trampoline Simon Says".

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We came, we saw, we raced. And some of us got hit by robots.

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