HoverGames Challenge 1: Fight Fire with Flyers

with NXP
How will your drone assist fire fighters?

Win up to $13,000 in prizes!

HoverGames Challenge 1: Fight Fire with Flyers
HoverGames Challenge 1: Fight Fire with Flyers

Eligibility

You are eligible to enter if you meet the following requirements at time of entry:

  • You are at least 18 years of age If you are considered a minor in your place of residence, then you must receive a legal guardian's permission prior to submitting an entry into this challenge. Send the completed contest permission form to help@hackster.io.
  • You are not a resident of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria US export regulations prohibit the export of goods and services to the countries listed above, therefore residents of these countries are not eligible to participate in this challenge.
  • You are not involved in the execution or administration of this Challenge.
  • You are not an immediate family member or household member of a Hackster.io employee.
  • NXP employees and teams with NXP employees may participate by submitting ideas and projects, but are not eligible to win, rank, or receive prizes and/or hardware coupons distributed by Hackster. If you are an NXP employee, please follow the First Flyer rules provided to you from NXP.

Submission requirements

Important Dates

Hardware Coupon Application Submission Deadline:Jul 27, 2019 at 11:59 PM PT

Final Project Submissions Deadline: Nov 23, 2019 at 11:59 PM PT

Contest winners will be announced on Dec 7, 2019 at 11:59 PM PT

For your submission to be eligible for judging, you must meet ALL of the following requirements unless otherwise stated:

General Requirements

  • You must be registered as a participant for this contest.
  • Your entry must be your own original work.
  • Your entry cannot have been selected as a winner in any other Hackster contest.
  • Your team is no more than 5 members per entry.*
  • Your entry must be related to the task of fighting fires using the NXP HoverGames Drone Development Kit (KIT-HGDRONEK66).

*By entering a submission to this contest on behalf of a team, you acknowledge that you are the designated representative authorized to act on behalf of your team. (See full rules below for details.)

Idea Winners: Hardware Coupon Application Requirements (OPTIONAL)

One-hundred (100) Idea Winners will be awarded hardware coupon vouchers which lowers the bundled price of the HoverGames Drone Development Kit and bonus devices for this challenge to $300 USD. This is a discount of more than 50 percent off the retail price* of the bundle (*price is compared to the retail price of the bundle in the US). The bundle includes:

  • HoverGames Drone Development Kit (KIT-HGDRONEK66)
  • Telemetry radio
  • Heat sensor
  • Rapid IoT module
  • PixyCam2
  • RDDRONE-IoT board

To be considered an Idea Winner, you must meet the following requirements. (If you do not wish to submit an Idea Winner Hardware Coupon application, continue to 'Hardware/Software Build Requirements' below.)

  • Your Hardware Coupon Application must be written in English.
  • Your Hardware Coupon Application must be submitted via the online application form found on the contest page’s “Apply for hardware” tab.
  • Your Hardware Coupon Application must be submitted by Jul 27, 2019 at 11:59 PM PT.
  • Hardware Coupons will be awarded based on inventive project idea related to the task of fighting fires using the HoverGames Drone Development Kit (KIT-HGDRONEK66) as judged by NXP

Conditions for Redeeming Coupons

  • Each Hardware Coupon is good until the expiration date specified at the time of issue to the Idea Winner.
  • Hardware Coupons that are not redeemed by the expiration date may be re-issued to other Idea Winners.
  • Each Hardware Coupon is non-transferable and may be used by the Idea Winner who was awarded the coupon.
  • Hardware Coupons may be applied to only the product(s) specified at time of issue.
  • Hardware Coupons are good while supplies last.
  • Idea Winners who redeem Hardware Coupons are required to pay equivalent of $300 USD for the hardware. Idea Winners will be solely responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local taxes and other fees related to purchasing and receiving the hardware. Idea winners may be required to pay some or all shipping costs.

Final Project Submission Requirements

Your project must be created using the HoverGames Drone Development Kit (KIT-HGDRONEK66).

Your project must show how a small autonomous drone or system solution can solve a problem related to fire fighting.

You must document your project using the Hackster online project form. You must complete:

  • Basic information, including the project title and one-sentence elevator pitch
  • Bill of Materials, including all hardware, software OSs, apps, online services and other handtools and fabrication machines
  • Full story on how your application project works, including videos and images
  • Relevant resources, including code, schematics and CAD files (if relevant)

All code must be published to a public code repository on GitHub licensed under the open-source 3-Clause BSD License using a "pull request." Further, your uploaded source code is licensed under the 3-Clause BSD license. (See “About Pull Requests” on GitHub.)

Specifically, using GitHub, participants must:

  • Fork all HoverGames repositories (copy repositories) to allow for experimental changes without affecting the original project. (See fork help article on GitHub.)
  • Fork the PX4 Firmware repository
  • Notify contests@hackster.io of your GitHub account with a list of the forks’ URLs and your team name
  • Experiment with code on your fork.
  • When submitting your final project, create a pull request to the HoverGames repositories
  • Pull request must include team name
  • Pull request must include year of participation
  • Create a pull request to the PX4 Firmware repository
  • Send the link to the PX4 Firmware pull request to contests@hackster.io
  • You may be asked for these notifications and URLs to be included in your hackster.io project page

Your project must be written in English.

Your project must be submitted by Nov 23, 2019 at 11:59 PM PT

Also see "Judging Criteria" for more details.

Judging criteria

Your project is judged on a 100-point scale using the following criteria.

Judges may conduct unit tests and code review. In some cases, field tests may be performed. Completeness of documentation requirements is also expected.

General Documentation [20 POINTS]

How well do you describe your project in the project title, one-sentence elevator pitch, Bill of Materials, full story. Are the relevant resources, including code, schematics and/or CAD files complete?

Video and Photos [20 POINTS]
Photographs, videos, and screenshots are worth a thousand words. How well does the video capture or represent your solution? Does the video presentation give a clear picture of how the drone would solve the challenge?

Code & Contributions [40 POINTS]

At judges’ discretion, any or all of the following will be checked: Code will be checked for meaningfulness, readability, performance, cleanness (“clang-tidy”), fake check, resource consumption and global usage possibilities.

Inventiveness [10 POINTS]

Does your project demonstrate innovative thinking, does it bring new solutions to an existing problem, or apply existing solutions to a novel problem?

Technical Depth [10 POINTS]

How sophisticated is the code or solution? It’s worth extra points!

The HoverGames Challenge will award prizes to multiple winners through the duration of the program. Final Prizes

1st Place

  • Visa Gift Card (prize value in US dollars)
  • $3,000 value

2nd Place

  • Visa Gift Card (prize value in US dollars)
  • $2,000 value

3rd Place

  • Visa Gift Card (prize value in US dollars)
  • $1,000 value

Bonus Prizes

We want you to win! Have you done something really unique with the extra components, including the PixyCam2, Rapid IoT and/or heat sensor? Throughout the competition, more than 30 additional giveaways will be awarded. Many prizes, including additional drone accessories, $100 USD electronic Visa gift cards, and even additional drone kits will be given to participants who use the bonus components. NXP judges will select participants based on inventive and unique uses of these components. Follow the comments section closely for more details. 30 winners will get Drone Accessories, electronic Visa gift cards and complete drone kits ranging in value from $50 to $450.

Special Awards

One winner for each of the special awards will each win an electronic Visa gift card (each valued at $1,000 USD). Special awards include:

"First Responders Award" for most impactful idea, determined by the Twain Harte Fire Department which covers Yosemite National Park, USA.
"Drone Coder Award" for a project, determined by DroneCode.org.
“PX4 Award” for best use of PX4 code and services," determined by Auterion. "Unicorn Award" for most unusual, interesting, creative or environmental friendly idea, determined by Arm.

How to enter

Step 1: Register for the Contest

  • Start by creating a free account on Hackster.io (or sign-in if already a member).
  • Register for the contest by clicking “Register as a participant.”
  • Optional: Before Jul 27, 2019 at 11:59 PM PT, you can apply to be an Idea Winner for a Hardware Coupon. Complete the form found at the “Apply for Hardware” tab. If after Jul 27, 2019 at 11:59 PM PT, continue to next step.

Step 2: Build and Document Your Project

  • Build your project according to the submission requirements.
  • Document your project build using Hackster’s project template. To create a new project, click “create new project” on the contest page or the “+” symbol in the top right corner of your Hackster page.

Step 3: Review and submit your project

  • Review your project and make sure it meets all the submission requirements.
  • Upload a previously created project by clicking “add existing project” on the contest page.
  • Submit your project by Nov 23, 2019 at 11:59 PM PT by clicking “review and submit project” on the contest page.

Full rules

Common terms used in these rules

These are the full rules that govern how the contest will operate. In these rules, “we,” “our”, and “us” refer to Hackster and/or NXP. “You” and “yourself” refer to an eligible contest participant. The full rules also include all above eligibility, requirements, and judging criteria recorded in the “rules” tab of this contest page.

Contest description

This is a skill-based contest is hosted on the Hackster.io website, is managed by Hackster.io and uses NXP products. The objective of this contest is to create project tutorials using the NXP HoverGames drone platform. For the purposes of this contest, each idea you submit will be called a “Hardware Application” and each project you submit in the contest will be called an “Entry”. All eligible entries received will be judged using the judging criteria above to determine the final prize winners.

What are the start and end dates?

Contest starts at : May 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM PT and ends at Nov 23, 2019 at 11:59 PM PT and will consist of the following periods:.

  • Contest projects submission period: May 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM PT through Nov 23, 2019 at 11:59 PM PT
  • Hardware application deadline is Jul 27, 2019 at 11:59 PM PT
  • Contest winners will be announced on Dec 7, 2019 at 11:59 PM PT.

Note: Contest end dates are at the sole discretion of us and may be subject to change.

Can I enter?

If your participation violates ANY of the following, you may be disqualified.

  • Your entry must be your own original work.
  • Your entry cannot have been selected as a winner in any other Hackster contest.
  • You must have obtained any and all consents, approvals or licenses required for you to submit your entry.
  • Your entry may not include any third party trademarks (logos, names) or copyrighted materials (music, images, video, recognizable people, code, schematics etc.) unless you have obtained permission to use the materials.
  • Your entry must comply with your employer’s gift policies.
  • NXP employees and teams with NXP employees may participate by submitting ideas and projects, but are not eligible to win, rank, or receive prizes and/or hardware coupons distributed by Hackster. If you are an NXP employee, please follow the First Flyer rules provided to you from NXP.

Hardware applications and/or project entries may NOT contain ANY of the following content:

  • Content that is sexually explicit.
  • Content that is unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group.
  • Content that is profane or pornographic.
  • Content that promotes illegal drugs, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing) or a particular political agenda.
  • Content that is obscene or offensive.
  • Content that defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies.
  • Content that communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which we wish to associate.
  • Content that violates any law.

We reserve the right to reject an entry, in our sole and absolute discretion, that we determine contains any of the above content.

Important note about Copyright: Your entire entry must only include material (including hardware, source code – both open source and third party sourced, user interface, music, video or images) that you own or that you have permission from the copyright/trademark owner to use. Your and/or your team’s entry may not include copyrighted materials (such as source code, user interface, background music, images or video) unless you own or have permission to use the materials. Ownership is not defined as purchasing a CD at a music store for replay, if playing a copyrighted recording on your guitar or repurposing an application’s user interface – your entry may be disqualified if copyrighted materials, including but not limited to these examples, are a part of your entry without appropriate licensing or permissions. If you do use permissible copyrighted materials, you must include the permissions information by citing the artist/creator and license information. Note that even material released under sites such as Creative Commons, common open source code licenses, and other similar licensing may need permission or acknowledgement as per the specific license.

Can I enter this contest as a team?

You can enter as a team of no more than five members.

The following requirements must be satisfied to participate in this contest as a team:

  • Your team must choose one individual (the “representative”) to speak for, act, and enter a project submission on behalf of your team.
  • Each individual team member must meet ALL of the eligibility and contest requirements outlined in the full rules.

How will my entry be potentially used?

Other than what is set forth below, we are not claiming any ownership rights to your entry. However, by submitting your entry, you agree to ALL of the following statements:

  • You grant us an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide right and license to: (i) use, review, assess, test and otherwise analyze your entry and all its content in connection with this contest; and (ii) feature your entry and all content in connection with the marketing, sale, or promotion of this contest (including but not limited to internal and external sales meetings, conference presentations, tradeshows, and screen shots of this contest entry in press releases) in all media (now known or later developed).
  • Participants will publish code on the HoverGames’ GitHub and will allow us to re-use and share code in other public forums and for their own use.
  • Participants will provide entry write-ups that will be publicly available on Hackster.io and participants agree to allow this material to be reshared and republished by us on other channels.
  • You agree to sign any necessary documentation that may be required for us and our designees to make use of the rights you granted above.
  • You understand that after the submission deadline has passed, any project that has been submitted to the contest cannot be deleted or made private and will remain on the contest page after the contest has concluded and may be removed at our discretion.
  • You understand and acknowledge that we may have developed or commissioned materials similar or identical to your submission and you waive any claims you may have resulting from any similarities to your entry.
  • You understand that you will not receive any compensation or credit for use of your entry, other than what is described in these full rules.

Please note that following the end of this contest your entry may be posted on a website selected by us for viewing by visitors to that website. We are not responsible for any unauthorized use of your entry by visitors to this website. While we reserve these rights, we are not obligated to use your entry for any purpose, even if it has been selected as a winning entry. If you do not want to grant us these rights to your entry, please do not enter this contest.

How is Hardware awarded?

Limit one (1) giveaway per person or team. The decisions by us are final and binding. We hold the right to award less hardware than displayed if there are not a sufficient number of eligible hardware applications received. To be eligible for a hardware coupon you must meet the hardware application requirements above. An application for a hardware coupon cannot be altered or removed from the contest page after the submission deadline has passed.

If you are a potential hardware recipient, we will notify you by sending a message to the e-mail address provided at time of entry within seven (7) days following completion of judging. If the notification that we send is returned as undeliverable, or you are otherwise unreachable for any reason, we may award the hardware to another contest participant. Furthermore, if you do not redeem the coupon by the expiration date as stated in the e-mail from Hackster, the coupon will be revoked and may be re-issued to another participant. If you are confirmed as a hardware coupon recipient of this contest, the following rules apply:

  • You may not designate someone else as the winner of the hardware. If you are unable or unwilling to accept the hardware coupon, we may award it to another contest participant.
  • You will be solely responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local taxes related to accepting the hardware, if you choose to accept the hardware.
  • By accepting the hardware, you are entering into a contract with Hackster stating that you will build, document, and submit a project to the contest by the contest deadline. If, for any reason, you cannot complete a project with the hardware you have received, you must inform us at contests@hackster.io and may be asked to return the hardware. If you do not submit a project and do not return the hardware you may be ineligible for future hardware giveaways.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age to participate.

Once the hardware leaves its warehouse, there is very little we can do to help locate lost or delayed shipments. We cannot be held liable for any shipments that do not arrive or are delayed, and are under no obligation to replace lost shipments or missing or broken parts. If you have questions regarding your shipment, please contact us at contests@hackster.io. Unless otherwise noted, all hardware giveaways are subject to their manufacturer’s warranty and/or terms and conditions.

How are prizes awarded?

Limit one (1) Final Prize per person or team. In the event of a tie between any eligible entries, an additional judge will break the tie based on the judging criteria described above. The decisions of the judges are final and binding. If we do not receive a sufficient number of entries meeting the entry requirements, we may, at our discretion, select fewer winners than the number of contest prizes described in the contest brief.

If you are a potential winner, Hackster will notify you by sending a message to the e-mail address, the phone number, or mailing address (if any) provided at time of entry within seven (7) days following completion of judging. If the notification that we send is returned as undeliverable, or you are otherwise unreachable for any reason, Hackster may award to a runner-up. If there is a dispute as to who is the potential winner, Hackster will consider the potential winner to be the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter the contest. If you are a potential winner, Hackster may require you to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability/Publicity Release and/or a W-9 tax form and/or W-8 BEN tax form and/or required tax form specific to your country, within 10 days of notification. If you complete a tax form, you will be issued an IRS Form 1099 the following January for the actual value of the prize. You are advised to seek independent counsel regarding the tax implications of accepting a prize. If you are a potential winner and you are 18 or older, but are considered a minor in your place of legal residence, we may require your parent or legal guardian to sign all required forms on your behalf. If you do not complete the required forms as instructed and/or return the required forms within the time period listed on the winner notification message, we may disqualify you and select a runner-up.

If you are confirmed as a winner of this contest, the following rules apply:

  • You may not exchange your prize for cash or any other merchandise or services. However, if for any reason an advertised prize is unavailable, we reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.
  • You may not designate someone else as the winner. If you are unable or unwilling to accept your prize, we may award it to a runner up.
  • You will be solely responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local taxes related to accepting the prize, if you choose to accept the prize.
  • If a prize is awarded to a project submitted by a team, the designated representative will be the sole recipient of said prize, unless otherwise agreed upon in writing by the representative and his/her team.
  • If you win a prize that violates import regulations for your county, you must complete this form within 10 days of receiving confirmation of your winning entry to 1) receive a virtual Visa gift card with the equivalent value of the prize OR 2) provide an alternative shipping address to send the prize.

Unless otherwise noted, all prizes are subject to their manufacturer’s warranty and/or terms and conditions.

What other conditions am I agreeing to by entering?

By entering this contest you are agreeing to the following statements:

  • You agree to abide by these full rules.
  • You agree to abide by the policies outlined on Hackster’s website, including our Terms of Service, Code of Conduct and Privacy Policy.
  • You agree to release and hold harmless Hackster, NXP and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this contest, or any prize won.
  • Your personal data including your name, email address, personal address, phone number, and any other personal information disclosed during the duration of this contest may be used by Hackster in order to facilitate the execution of this contest.
  • Your user name, Idea submission and Contest submission will be shared with NXP and its judges to establish Idea Winners and the Entry Winners of the Contest.
  • You agree that Hackster’s decisions will be final and binding on all matters related to this contest.
  • You agree that, by accepting a prize, Hackster may use your proper name and state of residence online and in print, or in any other media, in connection with this contest, without payment or compensation to you, except where prohibited by law.

What laws govern the way this contest is executed and administered?

This contest will be governed by the laws of the State of California, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the State of Washington for any disputes arising out of this contest.

What if something unexpected happens and the contest cannot run as planned?

If someone cheats, or a virus, bug, bot, catastrophic event, or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled, (also referred to as force majeure) affects the fairness and/or integrity of this contest, we reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this contest. This right is reserved whether the event is due to human or technical error. If a solution cannot be found to restore the integrity of the contest, we reserve the right to select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the contest.

If you attempt, or we have strong reason to believe that you have compromised the integrity or the legitimate operation of this contest by cheating, hacking, creating a bot or other automated program, or by committing fraud in ANY way, we may seek damages from you to the fullest extent permitted by law. Further, we may disqualify you, and ban you from participating in any of our future contests.

Who do I contact about this contest?

If you have any questions or comments regarding this contest, please email us at contests@hackster.io.