SparkFun AVC 2018: One Month Away!

BY Megan Arnold 8/7/18 6:26 AM

AVC is one month away! September 7 & 8 @ Boulder County Fairgrounds

SparkFun AVC 2018 marks the event’s tenth anniversary this year, and to celebrate we’ve put together an awesome event for our competitors and our school teams.

What you need to know:

  1. competitor vehicle at SparkFun AVCRegistration closes Monday, September 3 at midnight. Not sure how to get started building a combat bot with your students? Check out Shawn’s videos on how to build an easy combat bot.
  2. You’re invited to the SparkFun AVC 2018 10 Year Anniversary Competitor Reception sponsored by Digi-Key Electronics on Friday, September 7 at 6 PM at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. Competitors get in free, if you’d like to attend but aren’t a competitor you can buy tickets here.
  3. Can’t participate this year? You can still check out the action as a spectator (admission is free) or watch the competitions via our livestream. Stay tuned to SparkFun Edu social media for livestream details.

For those of you still on the fence about registering your student teams, check out this year’s prizes:

combat bot arena at SparkFun AVC

K12$250 cash prize to the winning team for the following divisions:

  • Plastic Ants
  • Featherweight
  • Logistics Class
  • Autonomous Car Wars
  • Speed Demons

 

Higher Ed - $250 cash prize to the winning team for the following divisions:

  • Antweight
  • Beetleweight
  • Hobbyweight
  • Featherweight
  • Lightweight
  • Logistics Class
  • Autonomous Car Wars
  • Speed Demons

 

Adult - $500 cash prize to the winning team for the following divisions:

  • Antweight
  • Beetleweight
  • Hobbyweight
  • Featherweight
  • Lightweight
  • Logistics Class
  • Autonomous Car Wars
  • Speed Demons

 

For more information about the event, check out avc.sparkfun.com or email us at avc@sparkfun.com.