Missing The AVC?

If you're feeling nostalgic for SparkFun's Autonomous Vehicle Competition, we might have something that will help. When Tawn Kramer's friends competed in the AVC and he couldn't make it, he wrote a simulator so that he could feel like a part of the action. The best part? It's open source and you can use it too!

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This is the final installment in a series about the Midwest Defenders' build for the OpenCV Spatial AI Competition.

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Following up on last week's blog, we learn how Jesse programmed his team's submission for Open CV's Spatial AI competition.

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This is the first part of a series on Jesse Brockmann's build for the OpenCV Spatial AI Contest.

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This week on the OpenCV Weekly Webinar Jesse Brockmann shows off his very cool LEGO-sized robot navigation system with tiny road signs and everything!

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SparkFun AVC 2018 is a Wrap!

Catch up on the event with the livestream, and check out the winners here.

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AVC Livestream is Live!

Watch bot fights and autonomous vehicle crashes all day long.

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A familiar face pops in to share some insights on building an AVC combat robot, Crippling Depression.

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AVC Combat Bot Teaser

AVC grows closer. Make sure to tune in for the livestream on 9/8!

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Nate and Pete recall their greatest and worst moments in 10 years of AVC history.

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We are seven weeks out from SparkFun AVC 2018 and we’re starting to ramp up preparation for the event!

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Story of a SparkFun AVC Rover

The multi-year adventure of building JRover from scratch, as told by its creator

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AVC 2018 registration is open!

Introducing 60-pound combat bots, bringing back Logistics, plus a few other essential details.

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Next Fall's AVC is starting to take shape. We've seen the future, and the future is... GOATS!

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AVC 2017 Recap

Let's look back at our best AVC yet!

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Combat Bot Tournament Winners!

Announcing SparkFun AVC 2017 Combat Bot tournament winners

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AVC is This Weekend!

Thanks to some big bots, student teams and first-time competitors, we are now the third largest combat robotics tournament in the world!

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With all the information needed to construct a combat bot, let's actually build one!

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