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Old 11-08-2010, 09:19 AM   #1
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Learning a lot already from reading the board. Just got a cheapie RC stadium truck.

The original plan was -- build a robot to compete in the Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Contest where robots have to drive around their building in Boulder, CO using GPS and such.

Since it's a timed contest, of course I needed something faster than the competition from last year. Planning to program my Android phone to drive the thing since it has gps/compass built in.

So, yeah, big nerd here.

Anyway, of course I had to play with the truck first. I knew they must be fun, but dang. Driving this thing around even on the street is just crazy fun. Why didn't anyone tell me??

(I planned all along not to hack the thing permanently, don't worry )

Anyway, looks like a cool board, looking forward to learning from you RC gurus!

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Old 11-08-2010, 01:57 PM   #2
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Great idea!

I always thought that the key to self driving vehicles was to have two gps systems so they could cross-reference.
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Old 11-08-2010, 03:18 PM   #3
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