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NXP Cup Electromaker Innovation Challenge

Innovation Challenge

* Please note: This contest is only open to NXP Cup competitors

The Electromaker Innovation Challenge is welcoming NXP Cup competitors the opportunity to win some great cash prizes by showing the world how they built their robot cars. We want you to show us the build process from start to finish using images, video, diagrams and of-course descriptive text.

Once you have submitted your project writeup to us, we will then pick the top 3 most innovative robots to win a cash prize. We will be looking for project creativity, project documentation and project completeness (more information on judging can be found here).

To get started, all you have to do is register for an Electromaker account using your team name. Once you have started planning your project, log into your account and start documenting what your team is doing. We are even giving away €250 to a team selected at random that creates an account and makes a start on their project before 31st December!

Prize List

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The prize list

Base Kits

Mouser Electronics has compiled a list of components which you can use to build a basic NXP Cup robot car. Please select one of the base kits below for more information.

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Brushed motors

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Brushless motors

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Add-on components

Want to take your robot to the next level? Add some of the components below to your Mouser shopping cart and turn your base kit into something really innovative!

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Pixy 2 camera

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Parallax camera

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NXP Cup details

THIS IS NXP CUP! Your gateway to program and race a model car around a track for precision and speed. Open for students and robotics clubs in EMEA region. The overall aim of the NXP CUP is to make and race pro-level autonomous cars on low cost, Optimize the hardware and software to complete the track in the fastest time and show your skills in the precision task to earn extra points.

Registrations are open from October until the end of November.

More info here

Innovator Challenge benefits & milestones

Want to take part?

Early bird prize: €250 - Show us that you have started your project before 31st December and we will select a project at random to be awarded a €250 cash prize! Simply upload the basic details of your project (min 150 words or 2 min video) for a chance to win.

First prize: €1,000 Cash Prize
Second prize: €500 Cash Prize
Third prize: €250 Cash Prize

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