The competition is a homage to Sci-Fi and its influence on drone technology.
Members can use their choice of hardware to design and develop a UAV drone such as a multi-rotor or a fixed-wing drone, an FPV (first-person view) drone, a UGV (unmanned ground vehicle) drone, a UUV (unmanned underwater vehicle) drone, or a Sci-Fi inspired drone such as a Star Wars droid or Star Trek Borg.
The best entry will take away the grand prize of a $400 shopping cart from Farnell, Newark or element14. Three further members will receive a $200 shopping cart.
In honour of Arduino day, on 27 March, and to inspire members interested in entering the competition, the element14 Community is hosting a live Arduino Day Workshop on 27 March.
The workshop, NanoDrone II: AI and Computer Vision with LoRa, will be hosted by element14 Community members balearicdynamics and jancumps, who will present their NanoDrone II.
The NanoDrone II is an evolution of Enrico Miglino’s winning project from last year’s Arduino Day Project14 challenge, “The Nanodrone” and a device that can be easily installed on a semi-autonomous UAV to cover large areas of terrain, or installed on a ground robotized device.