//ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
//ABOUT THE NXP CUP
The NXP Cup is a global competition where student teams and robotics clubs build, program, and race a model car around a track for speed. 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. The creation of this autonomous car requires:
Start programming during your winter semester and win great prices! This competition lends itself well to use in senior design/capstone project courses. The contest time frame can fit within the average 3-4 month semester. Most development work can be done easily within that timeline.
There is one main race (timed race) and 3 additional Optional Extra Disciplines to earn extra points. During the finals, participating teams collect points. While the smaller Optional Extra Disciplines give less total points, the timed race is the main attraction and toughest discipline with the most points to earn. Get a sneak preview of the challenges. Program your car so it successfully completes the timed race track, Figure 8, obstacle avoidance and Speed limit zone. For more information check our tracks and the rules.
//THE DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM
The Freedom KL25Z is an ultra-low-cost development platform for Kinetis® L Series KL1x (KL14/15) and KL2x (KL24/25) MCUs built on Arm® Cortex®-M0+ processor.
Features include easy access to MCU I/O, battery-ready, low-power operation, a standard-based form factor with expansion board options and a built-in debug interface for flash programming and run-control. >>>Read more
A chassis package consists of a base plate with four wheels, two motors and a steering servo, a battery pack, a simple black/white camera with mounting rod, a motor driver and the FRDM-KL25Z computer. The camera gives the car eyes to scan an process the track in front.
//THE RACE TRACK
The circuit, which the cars have to drive by themselves, consists of a mixture of curves, crossings, chicanes and straight sections. The trace is defined by two-inch wide black lines at a fixed distance of about 55 cm from each other on a white surface. Learn all about the all-new 2018/19 track design!
Besides a fully equipped car kit and latest NXP technology, we offer you software support to quick start the NXP CUP. MathWorks provides complimentary Matlab and Simulink along with toolboxes required to succeed in the competition. Visit the dedicated NXP Cup page on the MathWorks website to request software and learn more about MathWorks support for the NXP Cup. Also there is a Gitbook page giving you a quick start!
Each kit contains a fully functional NXP CUP car including FRDM-KL25Z. You are ready to! Though we offer you a variety of additional components. Our internal NXP CUP ambassadors give you their recommendations on valueable add-ons. Want to go a little faster? Wait for the release of our tuning garage!
Check out the rules here!
1. Register here from October 2018
2. Order your race kit including latest NXP technology - from November
3. Join the community and benefit from knowledge sharing
4. Visit our support pages to get your software starter kit
5. See our recommendations on further tech components. Want to go a little faster? Check out the tuning garage soon!
6. Note the rules and latest updates on this page
The timeline at a glance:
You have a question? Contact us!
Matthias Wilkens // email@example.com
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