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HoverGames Challenge 1, “Fight Fire with Flyers”, will inspire participants to unleash their creativity to address the high stakes of urban and rural fires. The competition encourages contestants to thoughtfully consider the full scope of the difficulties facing firefighters and to embrace the exciting notion that they could develop unique and disruptive solutions to the problems they face. Each virtual coding and hardware challenge takes place over several months and will leverage the newly released drone developer kit.
How to Get Involved
About the Drone Developer Kit
The hardware and software of the developer kit is open, flexible and modular and includes professional, automotive and industrial-grade components enabled by the PX4 flight stack. PX4 is the largest commercially deployed open source flight stack and supports contemporary airframe architectures including VTOL aircraft, multicopter and rover profile.
Projects and learnings are transferrable to real-world commercial applications thanks to Auterion, the company that builds the enterprise distribution of PX4 for the commercial drone market.
“HoverGames offers engineers a complete functional system of hardware and software and the inspiration to tackle real world problems,” said Iain Galloway, Drone Program Lead, Systems Innovation, NXP. “Whether you’re a student getting your feet wet, or an experienced developer trying out newer technologies, the HoverGames platform is a fantastic way to use your development skills for good and learn something new along the way.”
NXP is offering members of the media the opportunity to learn more about the competition at this year’s NXP Customer and Partner Event, NXP Connects in Santa Clara, California. Members of the media may reach out to the contacts below for more information.
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Source: NXP USA, Inc.