SPECTATORS: Quarterly race at Circuit Launch (and Brazilian BBQ!)

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Join us for our quarterly hack/race day our cool new Oakland South location at Circuit Launch. Special final race: Human vs AI!

This time we've got three new events:

*Experimental Outdoors Track*. Inspired by the Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Competition (RIP), this will be in the parking lot outside Circuit Launch. This first one will just be a track for you to use but no official judging; once we have some feedback on the track we'll make it official for future events. What's different about outdoors: 1) you can use GPS, 2) bigger track, for faster and bigger cars, 3) real-world lighting conditions to stress your computer vision more!

*Proper Lidar maze*: If you've got a smaller car with Lidar and want to try it on a twisty turny track that has walls for your Lidar to see, we've now got one. We had some demo mazes in the past, but the walls were too low and 2D Lidar tended to miss it. Now we've doubled the height to 1 foot, which should be high enough for all cars. See it here: https://youtu.be/BK1lehbI8G8

*AWS DeepRacer Derby*: If you were in the first batch of Amazon DeepRacer orders, you should now have it in your hands. This is your chance to race against other DeepRacers. All the cars are created equal but all the training and tweaking are different. May the best AI wrangler win!

THIS REGISTRATION IS FOR SPECTATORS ONLY. If you want to compete as an individual or team, register here: https://www.meetup.com/DIYRobocars/events/267071719/

Agenda:

• 10:00 am - 12:30pm: Training and testing

• 12:00 - 1:00 pm: Brazilian BBQ

• 1:00 - 2:00pm: Races!

Looking forward to seeing you all there!