From April to September, it's hard not to find a robotics competition or event. Here are a few I got to see this year.

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

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

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Prepare yourself, we have a bunch of new products this week. And a tank. Check it out.

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A whole boat-load of new sensors, new stuff from Modular Robotics, and more!

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Watch killer robots duke it out live!

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SparkFun Electronics is headed to the United States of America's Science and Engineering Festival. For the Friday Sneak Peek on the 25th of April we'll be hosting a Robotics Social Time in conference room 150B and we want you to bring your robots to visit!

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SparkFun Electronics is headed to the United States of America's Science and Engineering Festival. For the Friday Sneak Peak on the 25th of April we'll be hosting a Robotics Social Time in conference room 150B and we want you to bring your robots to visit!

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A summary of an awesome homemade robot built by SparkFun customers

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Get started in robotics with this upcoming class!

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Beatty Robotics is at it again, building a custom robot at the behest of Actobotics!

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A new Arduino offering from Intel, and another Robotics 101 video.

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This week we have our biggest New Product Post ever! Check out the new Actobotics product line.

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John Gillespie joins us from Texas for two weeks of hackery!

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Costumes, robotics and electronics. What's not to love about this week's Friday New Product Post?

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Our friend Stephanie Segall of Imagine Our Life shows us her recipe for a homemade LED robot costume.

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Educational Outreach Coordinator Linz Craig goes to Uganda to teach robotics and eat a bunch of stuff he can't get in America.

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