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The Summer of Drones

7/6/2013 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

The Summer of Drones is coming to Ottawa on Sunday, July 14th

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The Summer of Drones

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. Community judges will choose their favourite hacks. NodeCopter has videos of previous events, and more information about programming the drones.

No previous experience with robots is required! You can program the drones in many languages, including:






Location and Time

Shopify have generously donated their offices in the ByWard Market for this event. The address is 126 York Street; the entrance is located in the rear of the building, next to the loading docks in the parking lot. See below a map of the location:

The doors will open at 9:30AM, and the event will begin at 10. Volunteers will be outside to help you to find the entrance.


9:30 AMDoors open, participants can start setting up

10:00 AMKick-off, brief explanation of the day

10:30 AMNetwork and form groups

11:00 AMStart hacking!

12:30 PMPizza lunch and snacks (keep hacking!)

4:00 PMDeadline to submit your team and idea to present

4:30 PMDemos and Judging

6:00 PMWrap-up and prizes

Learn More: The Summer of Drones

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