AVC, a part of SparkHacks, has evolved every year since the beginning seven years ago. We are always trying to find ways to make the races more exciting, the side activities more fun and the event more inclusive for the maker and tech community.

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You can 3D print a lot of things, but that doesn't mean it's wise.

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A look back on where I learned to RTFM and an interesting article on the subject from opensource.com

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The FreeSoC2 development board, the Anouk Edition Teensy 3.1, and the SparkFun Photon ecosystem!

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Meet our new product line centered around Particle's Photon WiFi development board!

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Spark IO changes their name. SparkFun and Particle partner to change the world.

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For anyone competing in AVC 2015 (or looking to compete), we have some information regarding registration and verification.

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The dropping cost of LED bulbs is accelerating. We compare a few brands to see how they are approaching design and lower cost manufacturing.

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This week we have a brand new full-featured Cellular Shield and some cool demo videos.

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Ever wonder how the Arduino IDE translates your code into instructions for the processor?

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Remember to get your 'bot registered in time!

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Everyone who entered totally rules, but there could be only three who took home the prizes.

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Join the worldwide celebration of all things Scratch!

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A new multimeter, revision of the EasyVR Shield, a breakout for the rotary switch, and a magjack. Check out what's new this week.

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Earlier today, Arduino announced a new partnership with Microsoft and special support for Windows.

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It’s to avoid the ringing in the clock and data lines as preventing the logic low voltage from becoming too high. With two boards, the…
I’m wondering if anyone could elaborate on why, if using more than a couple of boards, you should disable the pullups on all but one.
Thank you! That’s a great idea for working with these LEDs - they can be SO bright! I’ll definitely incorporate that into the next one!
That’s a nifty project! Great combination of art and technology! I’ve found that my projects that involve addressable LEDs that it was a…
Two comments: First, I’d stick some sort of a delay into the loop with the servo, just to keep the CPU’s temperature from rising (assumng,…
Well… “We’ll also be having an autonomous human rider class.” To be clear, the PRS guys can’t come this year due to a scheduling…
Do you think could I do the same with a 3v panel 2.5v 10F supercap to charge a 3.2v lifepo battery? Or do I need 2 supercaps? Thanks in…
Oh, so A+PRS is a no-go… Dang, we were so pumped for that. Missed it last year.
Please tell me you will bring back A+PRS!!!
That’s a good point and you nailed the reason why I didn’t test (and therefore mention) active terminators, because we don’t have an active…

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