The Summer of Drones is a chance for local hackers to spend a day playing with Parrot.AR Drones : programmable, flying robots. Participants will compete in teams of three or four to produce the most useful, novel or interesting hacks. These might be new control schemes (using a Kinect or joystick), real-world applications (like following a path or person) or even a game. At the end, community judges will choose the best applications.
Note: You must register before Wednesday, July 10th. We won't be accepting new registrations at the door.
No previous experience with robots is required! You can program the drones in many languages, including: Ruby, Python, Node.js and Perl.
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9:30 AM Doors open, participants can start setting up
10:00 AM Kick-off, brief explanation of the day
10:30 AM Network and form groups
11:00 AM Start hacking!
12:30 PM Pizza lunch and snacks (keep hacking!)
4:00 PM Deadline to submit your team and idea to present
4:30 PM Demos and Judging
6:00 PM Wrap-up and prizes
For more details see http://ottawadrones.com
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If you have any questions about the event, contact me on Twitter at @alanctgardner, or by email: email@example.com