Put Your Drone Skills To The Test With Our Online Drone Flying Race

It’s free to participate, valuable prizes will be awarded to the winners, and registration takes just a few quick steps. 

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Compete in an Exciting Line Follower Race to Have the Fastest Time!

Compete online, challenge your rivals in the Riders Arena, develop the best algorithm, and win!

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Join a Riders Competition in Collaboration With The Biggest Maker Faire of Europe!

See how your skills rank amongst hundreds of other robotics and drone  enthusiasts in order to win awesome valuable prizes.

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Start Competing Within Seconds For Free!

In Riders Maker Faire Rome competitions you'll be able to develop your Drone and Robot's algorithm using your coding skills. Or control your Drone and Robot using your keyboard. It's that easy!

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Registration is now open!

• Register now and try out the platform with sample projects

• Start practicing early before the competition begins with our preparation track on December 8th

• Show off your skills during the live competition starting December 10th through December 13th

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DRONE FLYING RACE

The “Drone Flying Race” has rings of alternating colors that competitors need to have their drone fly through. The main purpose is to complete the checkpoints of this multi-ring course in the fastest time possible.

LINE FOLLOWER RACE

The “Line Follower Race” has a challenging course marked by a white line. Competitors must program a robot by building an algorithm that can guide the robot through the obstacle course in the fastest time possible.

Available competitions for different levels

Beginner
Drone Race
Ages 14-18 years old
Keyboard controller
Coding support
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Drone Racing: Beginner

"Do you enjoy racing drones competitively with your friends?

If so now is your chance to take to the skies to show off your virtual drone flying skills and win valuable prizes with the Riders Drone Flying Race!  Even if you have no programming experience, you can still compete using simple keyboard controls. Programmers can use their coding skills to design an algorithm to navigate the multi-ring course. See how your drone ranks in real-time against hundreds of other global competitors who are battling for first place."

Beginner
Line Follower Race
Ages 14-18 years old
Keyboard controller
Coding support
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Line Follower: Beginner

"Do you want to compete in an exciting Line Follower Race and win valuable prizes for having the fastest time?

The Riders Line Follower Race, for beginner programmers is an introductory online coding competition that shows you step-by-step how to get started writing an algorithm to control a robot. Competitors will use the robot’s camera to follow a line as closely as possible marking an obstacle course. Optimize your code, test it out, and see your results in real-time. See if you can earn first-place amongst hundreds of other global competitors."

Advanced
Line Follower Race
Age 14 or older
No keyboard controller
Only algorithm development
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Line Follower: Advanced

"Do you want to compete in both an exciting, and challenging Line Follower Race, and win valuable prizes for having the fastest time?

The Riders Line Follower Race for advanced programmers is a unique online competition that shows you how to get started writing an algorithm to control a robot. Competitors will use the robot’s camera to follow a line as closely as possible marking a challenging, twisting, and turning obstacle course. Optimize your code, test it out, and see your results in real-time. See if you can earn first-place amongst hundreds of other global competitors.”

Beginner
Drone Racing
Ages above 14
Keyboard controller
Coding support
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Beginner
Line Follower
Age 14-18
Keyboard controller
Coding support
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Pro
Line Follower
Ages above 18
No keyboard controller
Only algorithm development
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Riders Account Creation
Use the link provided by Maker Faire Rome and create your Riders account.
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Once logged into Riders select which Maker Faire Rome competition you would like to participate in and start competing.
Testimonials and Statistics
"I became aware of this competition only two days prior to the deadline and I would never have guessed how simple it was to get started!"
Wesley Silva
Global Line Follower Competition, Winner
"Thanks to Riders, it is possible to code and see the outcome immediately, which is of great value to both students and educators."
Nazlıcan Lüle Ercan
Doga Schools, Technology Classes Department Chair
"Riders bridges the gap between high-end research and robotics education."
Associate Professor Erol Şahin
Middle East Technical University, Computer Engineering Department
KOVAN Research Lab Founder
"There is a lot of time lost in physical competitions. If you want to change the robot's algorithm, you need to completely disassemble and reassemble the robot. With Riders, there is no such problem; your robot is always ready to be coded."
Baran Çapik
Turkey's First Online Robotics Competition, High School Category Winner
"Riders gave us the opportunity to compete with our peers without location and budget barriers."
Sercan Esenli
Turkey's First Online Robotics Competition, University Category Winner
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Who are we?

Maker Faire Rome – The European Edition, is the largest Maker Faire edition outside the United States, second only to the Bay Area edition. The event puts the city of Rome at the center of the innovation debate. The event brings together science, technology, innovation, and the idea of creating something completely new. It is a faire where dreamers and talent mix and create a magical alchemy. It is also the place where you learn, have fun and participate in networking opportunities. At Maker Faire Rome – The European Edition, innovators and the general public become closer thanks to experiential paths that make visitors an integral part of the event.

Officine Robotiche is a non-profit Association. It's declared purpose is to spread the knowledge of Robotics and new technologies in digital manufacturing. Officine Robotiche is present at different levels, through courses, events and publication of online contents. In schools and among young students with a particular attention in reducing the gender gap for STEM education including Arts and Robotics: STREAM.

Officine Robotiche is a non-profit Association. It's declared purpose is to spread the knowledge of Robotics and new technologies in digital manufacturing. Officine Robotiche is present at different levels, through courses, events and publication of online contents. In schools and among young students with a particular attention in reducing the gender gap for STEM education including Arts and Robotics: STREAM.

Riders is an online robotics and coding competition and teaching platform which is developed by Acrome Robotics. Our mission is to democratize and make more accessible robotics and coding through our innovative competition and teaching software.