Sparkfun’s Autonomous Vehicle Competition

The Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Competition (AVC) was a smash! You can watch some footage of the event at Sparkfun’s Ustream page. Here is what the starting / finishing line looked like: And some judges on the roof watching to make sure the Flying robots do not cut corners. [](/uploads/startingline.jpg) I was very impressed by the UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles). Most of them were able to complete the course in record time.

Sugru Covered Joysticks

A shout out and big thanks to my friend DangerJim who gave me some sugru to help coat the joysticks of my RC trainsmitter so they don’t hurt my thumbs. The results look pretty nice:

DIYDrone: IMU First steps

This is my first step towards building a UAV, it is a Inertial Measurement Unit.