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The NXP Cup is a global competition where student teams 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. The overall aim of this group is to make and race pro-level autonomous cars at low price. The fastest car to complete the track without derailing, wins. The creation of this autonomous car requires:
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. Also check our INFORMATION BOOKLET!
//ABOUT THE NXP CUP
Please note all of the following information is work in progress. During the previous few weeks, our NXP Cup planning team hosted several roundtables, meetings and discussions to gather inputs from many of you as well as other partners, sponsors and students. We learned a great deal about our performance and the future of the NXP Cup. We are very pleased to announce the NXP Cup will start into the next season with new challenges, expanded rules, an extended ecosystem and much, much more to come. Check out our latest INFORMATION BOOKLET!
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. There are also shaking strips and small hills. The trace is defined by two-inch wide black lines at a fixed distance of about 33.5 cm from each other on a white surface.
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!
Yes, there are rules But they are in for a pitstop right now.
NXP CUP 2018/19 starts september 2018. If not stated different, every update can be found on this page.
1. Register here from September 2018
2. Order your race kit including latest NXP technology
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 (more to come in September 2018):
> [September 2018] Start of registration + Buy kits
> [September 2018 - March 2019] Learn and practice during lectures/project at your university or for yourself
> [March 2019] Qualifications at different locations in EMEA area
> [April 2019] Finals of the NXP CUP 2019
You have a question? Contact us!
Matthias Wilkens // firstname.lastname@example.org
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