Two events in one!
The build workshop will support all those users who have purchased a kit from the group buy (or any user who needs hardware assistance). You will need to bring your own tools if you have them, especially a 2mm hex screwdriver, a soldering iron, and a laptop. If you don't have these, we will do our best to provide you with the tools you need. Experienced DC Drone members will be around to assist you with your builds.
In parallel, we will be jointly holding an ARDrone Hackathon sponsored by the George Mason University Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Entrants will form teams and will be provided with an ARDrone and a software API (any will do, such as NodeCopter node.js module, Parrot C API, or Python library), hack on their drones, and do something cool with them. Entrants will be present their work at the end, and prizes may be given out too! For more information on getting in on the hackathon, please contact me via private message. Cool projects range from system/architectural (create a novel user interface for the AR Drone), to autonomous flying (tracking targets), to doing cool things with its onboard camera (like capturing and reporting QR codes automatically by drone)
The ARDrone Hackathon will be the first event of its type for DC DUG and we have high hopes to see cool projects from both DC DUG members and the George Mason University community!