This season has a theme of using drones for disease response. NXP is offering competitors their PX4-based drone development set (usually $700) for just $300, which is a great deal. 

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What will you enable your HoverGames drone to do?
Drones could play a role before, during or after a pandemic – or even prevent a pandemic entirely by controlling outbreaks of disease. How could your code save lives and protect the world?

How about disinfecting surfacesmedicine deliverydispensing hand sanitizer or masks on-demand, providing social support for quarantined patients or even collecting nasal and throat samples for testing? Or the provision of communication networks in places where internet availability is low? Drones can be flying medical personnel, flying network routers and even flying postal workers, delivering letters or handwritten notes to people in isolation. 


You'll use the HoverGames drone development kit. This modular, open development platform uses reliable automotive and industrial-grade components from NXP. You can experiment with additional hardware components from NXP and other providers – you are only bound by your own creativity. And your drone will be PX4-enabled, the largest commercially deployed open-source flight stack worldwide with business-friendly licensing.

The kit contains:

  • Flight Management Unit (RDDRONE-FMUK66 FMU) that’s supported by the opensource flight stack on top of NuttX RTOS.
  • Strong, rigid lightweight carbon fiber quadcopter frame with platform, mounting rails, landing gear, motor controllers, motors and props
  • Telemetry radio and remote control (RC) radio

Take your idea and apply for a hardware coupon, now until July 31st

The top 100 applications chosen will receive a coupon.

  • If you are new to the HoverGames you pay only $300 (which is a $400 discount) to get the HoverGames drone reference development kit, Remote Control and Telemetry Radio. PLUS, you'll receive our 8MMNavQ experimental custom companion computer using NXP i.MX 8M Mini Vision development board, with a camera module that runs Linux and ROS.
  • If you have already joined the HoverGames before and have a drone, pay only $50 ($150 discount) to receive the 8MMNavQ companion computer.

For details check the Apply for hardware

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