NXP HoverGames3: Land, Sky, Food Supply

with NXP
Sustainable Food Ecosystems with Drones and Rovers

Total prize pool of $12,000

NXP HoverGames3: Land, Sky, Food Supply
NXP HoverGames3: Land, Sky, Food Supply
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Other questions

Did I win the contest? When will I receive my prize?

If you are a winner, we will contact you directly via email to arrange the shipment of your prize.

Free hardware application: Do I have to submit a project entry if I receive free hardware?
Yes, all free hardware recipients must submit a project entry by the contest deadline. Free hardware recipients who do not submit a project entry will become ineligible to receive free hardware in future giveaways.
Free hardware application: How many free devices are available?
100 free devices are available. One device maximum per person.
Free hardware application: How many ideas can I submit?
Each participant is allowed to submit one idea.
Free hardware application: I was notified that I was selected to receive one of free devices. When will I receive it?
We will notify you via email when free devices are shipped. If you haven't received an email yet, we haven't yet shipped it. Be aware that once you receive the initial notification, it may still be a few weeks until you receive the shipment notification.
Free hardware application: What happens if I receive free hardware and do not submit a project entry?

Participants who receive free hardware and do not submit a project may be ineligible for future giveaways unless the hardware is returned.

If you receive free hardware and become unable to submit a project, please contact us at matthias.wilkens@nxp.com and let us know as soon as possible. We may choose to arrange for the hardware to be shipped to another participant.

Free hardware application: What kind of idea is more likely to win free hardware?
We encourage creative ideas. For instance, pet feeders and home automation systems are very common nowadays and less creative. We also encourage realistic ideas. While solving world hunger is a great goal, it may not be realistic.
I submitted my project but it says "Awaiting moderation". Will it affect my eligibility?
As long as you submit your project before the deadline it doesn't matter when it is moderated. Just sit back and enjoy a well deserved break!
My project is locked and I can't edit it anymore. Why is that?
All projects entered in the contest are locked after the submission deadline to ensure that they remain the same during the judging process. They are then unlocked after winners are announced.
Somebody copied my entry! What can I do?
When judging entries, we take into account the submission date. When an entry is clearly plagiarized from another, we favor the original entry. If you believe the result of the judging is unfair, please email us at matthias.wilkens@nxp.com to appeal.
What are the entry requirements?

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 contest theme and use the NXP HoverGames Drone/Rover Development Kit, NavQ or NavQ+, and Bosch BME688 gas sensor.

*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.)*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

One-hundred (100) Idea Winners will be awarded free Bosch sensor and/or hardware coupon vouchers which lower the bundled price of the NXP HoverGames Hardware Kit.

To be considered an Idea Winner, you must meet the following requirements.

  • Your Hardware Application must be written in English.
  • Your Hardware Application must be submitted via the online application form found on the contest page’s “Apply for hardware” tab.
  • Your Hardware Application must be submitted by the deadline listed on the contest page.
  • Hardware Coupons will be awarded based on inventive project idea related to the contest theme 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 for the hardware. Idea Winners will be solely responsible for all applicable taxes, including but not limited to 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 customs-related shipping costs.

Final Project Submission Requirements

Your project must be created using the required hardware listed in the contest.

Please note judging will take into account the best use of NavQ/NavQ+ companion computer. We encourage the use of other NXP components.

Your project must show how a small autonomous drone or system solution can solve a problem related to food supply chain issue.

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 NXP 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
  • Experiment with code on your fork.
  • When submitting your final project, create a pull request to the NXP HoverGames repositories
  • Pull request must include team name
  • Pull request must include year of participation
  • Create a pull request to the PX4 Firmware repository
  • Include your PR links in your Hackster project page

Your project must be written in English.

Your project must be submitted by the contest deadline as listed on contest page.

What are the 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 [30 POINTS]

Describe your project, how can we use technology to prevent and improve crisis management in the future?

1) Tell us your idea (What problem is your solution trying to solve?)

2) Describe your development journey

3) Remember your solution could save lives. Document how people can replicate your solution for further development and testing

Video and Photos [20 POINTS]

Photographs, videos, and screenshots are worth a thousand words. Document videos and photos during your whole development process. 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? Tag and title your videos with #NXPHoverGames.

Code & Contributions [30 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.

Are the relevant resources, including code, schematics and/or CAD files complete?

Demonstrating exemplar use of NavQ/NavQ+ companion computer board will get extra points. Using further NXP components brings extra points.

Collaboration [10 POINTS]

Just as we need to help each other during a pandemic, we need to help each other in this contest. Gain extra points by being active in the forums, show us how you helped other.

Specifically in your final submission give 5 links to where you collaborated or helped others. This can be answering questions, providing a short tutorial video, or providing help with code.

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? Are the relevant resources, including code, schematics and/or CAD files complete? Note using further NXP components brings extra points.

What are the prizes?
NXP Awards
  • 1st Place: $5000 e-giftcard
  • 2nd Place: $3000 e-giftcard
  • 3rd Place: $1500 e-giftcard
Runner Ups
  • $500 voucher for NXP webshop (3 are available)
Bosch Sensortec Sustainability Award
  • 500 € voucher for the Arduino Official Store ($500 value)
Dronecode Foundation Open Source Award
  • $500 e-giftcard
What are the steps to enter the contest?

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”.

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 Mar 31, 2023 at 12:00 PM PT by clicking “review and submit project” on the contest page.
What is the contest timeline?

Contest begins:

October 6, 2022 at 9:00 AM PT

Applications for hardware close:

November 21, 2022 at 5:00 PM PT

Hardware recipients announced:

December 5, 2022

Submissions close:

March 31, 2023 at 12:00 PM PT

Winners announced:

April 28, 2023

When will winners be announced? Where can I see the list?

Free devices winners will be announced by December 5, 2022. The list of winners will be visible on the Apply for hardware tab.

Contest winners will be announced on April 28, 2023. The list of winners will be visible on the main page (Contest brief).

Who is eligible to participate?

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

  • You are at least 13 years of age
    If you are 12 years or younger, you must receive a legal guardian's permission and have them complete Hackster’s contest permission form prior to submitting an entry into this contest. Send any questions to contests@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 contest.
  • You are not an immediate family member or household member of a Hackster employee.
Who will pay for the shipping/taxes/duties for the discounted hardware?

Shipping is included. Taxes and Duties are your responsibility if they are assessed. 

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