COMPETITORS: Quarterly hack & race at Circuit Launch (w/ Brazilian BBQ) resumes!

Dec 11, 2021 · Oakland, United States of America

Back for the third in-person event with the new track!

It's fiendishly hard & crashtastic fun. Combines hairpin curves with an intersection for maximum danger. Take that, naïve AI and hacky line-followers! Only the smartest cars will survive.

Current lap record is 11 seconds. Can you beat that? How about when you're racing wheel-to-wheel with another car? Did we tell you about the intersection of death?

(It's also okay if you can barely move off the start line. This is all about having fun and learning from each other. No prize and no shame.)

The Autoware Foundation ( is sponsoring the Brazilian BBQ and will be presenting on the work being done to bring Autoware OSS to autonomous racing with the F1TENTH Organization ( and Indy Autonomous Challenge (


We are assuming that everyone over 12 attending will be fully vaccinated -- please do not attend if you are not. Children under 12 may still attend, but will be required to wear mask like everyone else.

Regardless, in compliance with Alameda County policies we will require masks at all times and hand-sanitizers will be available at the door. We are also capping indoors attendance at 150 people. Please do not attend if you have traveled internationally in the previous 2 weeks, even if you're vaccinated.


• 10:00 am - 1:00pm: Training and testing

• 1:00 - 2:00 pm: Brazilian BBQ

• 2:00 - 3:00 pm: Indoor Races!


Rules are here:
If you want to train or practice at the track before the event, Circuit Launch is offering a day pass that gives you access at any time. Here are the details:

Circuit Launch Racetrack Day Pass - $19/day -Requires a 10 min in-person orientation prior to your first use.
Includes: racetrack use, day use open desk, Electronics Lab access, hand tools, WiFi and common area usage. Does not include: 3D printers, Laser cutter, or power tool use (Some hand tools and soldering is included). Monthly membership required for these services as well as safety class.

Sign up here:

Other stuff that will be provided on the day of the event: Tables, chairs, power, wifi, coffee, food. And interesting fun.

Don't worry if you don't have anything to bring/hack on. You're welcome to just hang out and do the meetup thing. Or help others hack their things. This is that brief moment where we can all be n00bs. Someday our cars are supposed to be perfectly safe and autonomous. But for now, let's hack and crash while we still can.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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