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

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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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Announcing SparkFun AVC 2017 Combat Bot tournament winners

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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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We have THREE TIMES as many combat bot teams registered as last year! This is great, but it means some changes.

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We bring back Jamie to give us some design tips when creating a 3D-printed plastic ant bot.

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Check out the prizes for this year's AVC champions!

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We're announcing the folks who are helping us making this year's AVC the best AVC!

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Rules updates, scheduling information, and some questions answered

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