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by jessejay356
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: AVC
Topic: AVC 2018... with aerial competition?
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Re: AVC 2018... with aerial competition?

The 2017 Sparkfun AVC was held at the Denver Maker faire, and given the turnout (especially for combat bots) I'd think they will have it at the same venue again this year. There are many more concerns then just 107 when it comes to drones, and I'm willing to bet they aren't willing to tackle all the...
by jessejay356
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: AVC
Topic: How to build an AVC Robot for the speed demons competition
Replies: 1
Views: 543

Re: How to build an AVC Robot for the speed demons competition

go visit https://diyrobocars.com/ for some information on building a donkey car or other suggested rovers there. Then look at http://www.bot-thoughts.com/ at his previous posts about his rover databus. Those will hopefully get you started. Sensors go from the very simple, to scanning lidar units and...
by jessejay356
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: AVC
Topic: Winner's Point Break Down
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Winner's Point Break Down

Thanks for the break down. I'm not sure exactly how the score broke down, because I avoided the hoop and ramp. I was under the impression my score was 465 after the first heat. It got a little shaky after that, because I never saw my score after second heat. Issues with wifi meant the scores were no...
by jessejay356
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: AVC
Topic: Contest idea - TAG
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: Contest idea - TAG

So, if my bot "tags" your bot hard enough so you cannot move, I win? :lol: It's an interesting idea. To me, you need to have some way of finding the other bot. So mandate some type of tag/color rectangle of a certain size that must be on all 4 sides of the bot? (Provided by host of event) How do you...
by jessejay356
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: AVC
Topic: Autonomous Car Wars Power restriction
Replies: 1
Views: 542

Re: Autonomous Car Wars Power restriction

since no one else has responded, I'll take a guess at it... The 1440W restriction was due to the connection with Power Racing Series, which is their limit. So, if the rules don't specifically state it, I'm sure you should be fine with more. That being said, don't go too crazy.. I doubt the winners w...
by jessejay356
Tue May 23, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: AVC
Topic: The Official 2017 AVC Logistics Class Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 1882

Re: The Official 2017 AVC Logistics Class Thread

can you give us the brand of pool noodle? Will the noodles just be there natural color or painted? Any pictures of them?
by jessejay356
Tue May 02, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: AVC
Topic: Hoop?
Replies: 1
Views: 467

Hoop?

Is the hoop really going to be slanted like shown in the track layout for the Speed Demon Rules?
by jessejay356
Tue May 02, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: AVC
Topic: Barrel clearance
Replies: 6
Views: 796

Re: Barrel clearance

On a related note... what happens if a competitor knocks over a barrel and there is no longer a clear route?
by jessejay356
Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Sparkfun Promotions and Competitions
Topic: AVC Pit Area
Replies: 2
Views: 2199

Re: AVC Pit Area

If you are really worried about security you'll have to have someone else watch your stuff. Get to know the people at the tables near you..or/and bring someone along. I never have had issues, don't know of anyone that has. Couple words of warning. If you come on Friday for testing, do not expect to ...
by jessejay356
Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Sparkfun Promotions and Competitions
Topic: AVC 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 4889

Re: AVC 2016

My money would be on it being relatively similar to last year. I've noticed that almost all participating vehicles in the past two competitions were driven by electric motors https://avc.sparkfun.com/2014/scores & https://avc.sparkfun.com/2015/scores . The only exception to this trend appears to be...
by jessejay356
Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Sparkfun Promotions and Competitions
Topic: AVC 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 4889

AVC 2016

When will any details of this be released?

Thanks,
JesseJay
by jessejay356
Thu May 21, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Sparkfun Promotions and Competitions
Topic: AVC 2015 Rules?
Replies: 12
Views: 2739

Re: AVC 2015 Rules?

you're probably not going to get them... It's just part of the competition. You should be able to test on the Friday before the competition or on Saturday before the start. It's jut part of the deal. Be glad they are at a new location, or you'd be dealing with people having collected several years o...
by jessejay356
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Sparkfun Promotions and Competitions
Topic: AVC Questions and Suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 2520

Re: AVC Questions and Suggestions

In previous years they talked about not allowing ground stations. And I thought the same thing about GPS as you. But, it seems the intention was all your computing power was on the bot itself. The rules are different this year, just saying no human is allow to send commands to your bot. So, the way ...
by jessejay356
Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Sparkfun Promotions and Competitions
Topic: AVC Questions and Suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 2520

Re: AVC Questions and Suggestions

I'm not connected with SparkFun, but I can make some educated guesses about your questions. 1) There are people who do answer questions if you know who to ask. If you signup, you will get an email from someone at sparkfun with more contest details. And they will tell you not to do something if you g...
by jessejay356
Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:49 am
Forum: Sparkfun Promotions and Competitions
Topic: Any AVC 2011 Build Logs?
Replies: 34
Views: 9322

Re: Any AVC 2011 Build Logs?

let me say congrats to everyone that participated! I didn't make it out this year, but I watched the first heat on video so I was there in spirit!. But I will be there next year and hope to give tobor and the other great teams a challenger!