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NXP Cup Electromaker Innovation Challenge 2021

Innovation Challenge Details

The Electromaker Innovation Challenge is giving NXP Cup competitors the opportunity to win some awesome 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. Submissions will be judged on project creativity, project documentation, and project completeness (more info 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 Euros to a selected team at random that creates an account and makes a start on their project before 31st December, 2020!

Prize List

Want to take part?

The prize list

Want to take part? We’ve got some sweet cash prizes on the line! One lucky winner will be selected at random for the Early Bird 250 prize for registering and getting started on a project before 31st December.

Then, 1st prize will be 1,000 Euros. 2nd prize clocks in at 500 Euros. And sliding in at 3rd prize is a cool 250 Euros.

Base Kits

Mouser Electronics has compiled a list of components which you can use to build a basic NXP Cup autonomous vehicle. 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 car 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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Car Chassis

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PX4 Robotic Drone FMU

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Pixy 2 CMUcam5 Image Sensor

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Parallax camera

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NXP Cup details

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

Registrations are open until the 11th of December 2020.

More info here https://community.nxp.com/groups/tfc-emea

Innovator Challenge benefits & milestones

Want to take part?

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

Contest timeline


Submissions deadline: 30th April 2021

Winners Announced: 20th May 2021

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