AVC 2015 Recap

It’s hard to believe it’s already been three weeks since that glorious day of cutthroat robot competition we call AVC. If you were at SparkFun HQ for the festivities, you probably saw at least a few SparkFunions wandering the courses armed with video cameras (so if you didn’t make it out to see the races, don’t despair). Here’s what they were up to:

We are so grateful to everyone who came out to compete, and to the 1300 (!) amazing people, families, vendors, teammates and curious onlookers who came out to see the madness. We can’t wait to start planning a bigger and better AVC 2016!

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Many competitors met their match/end on the Discombobulator, our incredibly dangerous new obstacle course addition.

We also wanted to call out all our winners - building an autonomous vehicle or a combat bot is harder than it looks, and it’s surprisingly challenging to have everything go right the day-of. And with a new course location and a whole slew of new events (Combat Bots! Emporium! Workshops! Oh my!), it’s even more impressive that everyone was able to focus and bring their very best. A bevy of high fives to the following champions!

Ground Course

  • Micro/PBR - Auton
  • Doping - Minuteman
  • Non-Traditional Locomotion - Quixote
  • Peloton - Roadrunner
  • Student - Rosy the Robot

Combat Bots

1LB Winners (Double-elimination brackets)

  • DZ
  • Hopefull Narwall
  • Physique Red

3LB Winners (Round Robin-style brackets)

  • Project Darkness
  • Wicked Kitty
  • Speed Wedge

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Firey destruction in the Combat Bot arena

You can see all of the ground competition scores here, and the combat bot tournament brackets are available here (beetleweight) and here (antweight). And if you need EVEN MORE AVC MEMORIES, check out all the photos of the event here! We’ll see you next year!

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