Current Dekimo Embedded Challenge Reigning Champion:

Tom De Puysseleyr

Tom De Puysseleyr

Dekimo Embedded Challenge: Race of Champions

In this fifth edition of the Dekimo embedded challenge, we are going to use the Arduino for controlling a self-driving car on a virtual race circuit. The previous Dekimo Embedded Challenges can be viewed here.

This challenge

Prior to the corona pandemic there used to be an annual robot competition at the UGent where Dekimo was the main sponsor. Participants had to build a fully autonomous robot capable of navigating a course. To assist the robot a line was marked on the course.

Now, we are replicating the same concept in a COVID-safe virtual environment. Each entry will be loaded into an Arduino connected to the PC via USB. The PC runs software in which the car can navigate the race circuit. The PC transmits the car’s state to the Arduino, and the Arduino responds with steering instructions for the car.

The necessary  PC software

The PC software is available on the following link:
https://nextcloud.dekimo.com/index.php/s/Nz4J6MqQ3cGEJNa

This application is written in .NET. It is possible that you may need to install the .NET runtime on your PC first. We solemnly swear that our program, which is an executable, does not collect data, read or write files, engage in network communication, or perform any malicious activities on your PC. However, you are, of course, free to complete the exercise without using this software.

The circuits

Entries will be tested on five different race circuits. These circuits become progressively more difficult and challenging. The winner is the participant who successfully completes the most circuits. In the event of a tie, the participant with the fastest time on the last completed circuit will be declared the winner. We assume that most entries will complete all circuits successfully, so the ultimate winner will need to strive to race faster than the competition!

The very first challenger has to beat our own Dekimo home implementation. As in previous editions of the challenge, there is ample room for improvement to secure a prize and become the new champion.

Each time someone breaks the existing record, that person will receive a nice prize and the name of the new record holder will be mentioned on the website.

Please note that the technical details of the assignment are further explained in the PDF that will be received after registration.

This competition is exclusively for students from Belgium, the Netherlands and the Aachen region. Any questions? Do not hesitate to contact us via the e-mail address: studentchallenge at dekimo.com

Get your Arduino here with detailed instructions and join the challenge!

To participate, it is necessary to fill in the form. We need the address to send the parcel. Your data will not be used for other purposes.

Whoever beats the current reigning champion, may choose from one of the prizes below

  •  Arduino Starter Kit
  • Raspberry Pi 5
  • Bluetooth speaker JBL Flip 6
  • Headset HyperX Cloud II
  • Google Nest Hub 2
  • Google Chromecast 4K
  • Game of your choice at Coolblue

Whoever beats the current reigning champion, may choose from one of the prizes below

  •  Arduino Starter Kit
  • Raspberry Pi 5
  • Bluetooth speaker JBL Flip 6
  • Headset HyperX Cloud II
  • Google Nest Hub 2
  • Google Chromecast 4K
  • Game of your choice at Coolblue

Challenge completed? Upload your firmware here.

We expect a .ino file or a .zip as source code for Arduino firmware.
Note: We accept only one entry per participant.

Scoreboard Embedded Challenge

Date Name Circuit 1 Circuit 2 Circuit 3 Circuit 4 Circuit 5
19/04/2024 Tom De Puysseleyr 673 1513 2723 1168 3434
18/04/2024 Iris Gijsbers 669 778 838 935
10/04/2024 Tuur Vernieuwe 682 799 822 1055
16/04/2024 Sarah Vandenbroucke 680 1019 1336 1102
14/04/2024 Thomas De Smedt 1068 1782 2554 1589
04/04/2024 Matis De Schutter 1118 1460 2044 2752
14/04/2024 Thomas Lefever- Teughels 2731 4016 3985 3928
14/04/2024 Rob Coenen 675 791
17/04/2024 Ilja Vandewalle 733 1095
16/04/2024 Tom Boschan 681 1115
15/04/2024 Lowie De Smet 966 1143
14/04/2024 Gilles Vancanneyt 711 1230
18/04/2024 Pieter Soetaert 5023 7166
16/04/2024 Niek Van Dommelen 668
14/04/2024 Kevin Das 676
14/04/2024 Wim De Vlaminck 678
10/04/2024 Leon Vandenberghe 679
11/04/2024 Sven Bernaerts 680
11/04/2024 Albert Jorissen 718
17/04/2024 Max Groothuis 740
13/04/2024 Wouter Aerts 789
06/04/2024 Filip Vandenberghe 6173
Datum Naam Circuit 1 Circuit 2 Circuit 3 Circuit 4 Circuit 5 Opmerkingen
09/04/2024 Tuur Vernieuwe 682 799 822 1055 Crash after 97 steps -
04/04/2024 Matis De Schutter 1118 1460 2044 2752 Crash after 970 steps -
03/04/2024 Dekimo 721 845 874 failed failed -

MATIS DE SCHUTTER - 04/04/2024

CIRCUIT:

1 2 3 4 5
1118 1460 2044 2752 Crash after 970 steps
REMARKS:

DEKIMO - 03/04/2024

CIRCUIT:

1 2 3 4 5
721 845 874 failed failed
REMARKS:

Dekimo Embedded Challenge: Race of Champions

In this fifth edition of the Dekimo embedded challenge, we are going to use the Arduino for controlling a self-driving car on a virtual race circuit. The previous Dekimo Embedded Challenges can be viewed here.

This challenge

Prior to the corona pandemic there used to be an annual robot competition at the UGent where Dekimo was the main sponsor. Participants had to build a fully autonomous robot capable of navigating a course. To assist the robot a line was marked on the course.

Now, we are replicating the same concept in a COVID-safe virtual environment. Each entry will be loaded into an Arduino connected to the PC via USB. The PC runs software in which the car can navigate the race circuit. The PC transmits the car’s state to the Arduino, and the Arduino responds with steering instructions for the car.
 

The necessary  PC software

The PC software is available on the following link:
https://nextcloud.dekimo.com/index.php/s/Nz4J6MqQ3cGEJNa

This application is written in .NET. It is possible that you may need to install the .NET runtime on your PC first. We solemnly swear that our program, which is an executable, does not collect data, read or write files, engage in network communication, or perform any malicious activities on your PC. However, you are, of course, free to complete the exercise without using this software.

Entries will be tested on five different race circuits. These circuits become progressively more difficult and challenging. The winner is the participant who successfully completes the most circuits. In the event of a tie, the participant with the fastest time on the last completed circuit will be declared the winner. We assume that most entries will complete all circuits successfully, so the ultimate winner will need to strive to race faster than the competition!

The very first challenger has to beat our own Dekimo home implementation. As in previous editions of the challenge, there is ample room for improvement to secure a prize and become the new champion.

Each time someone breaks the existing record, that person will receive a nice prize and the name of the new record holder will be mentioned on the website.

Please note that the technical details of the assignment are further explained in the PDF that will be received after registration.

This competition is exclusively for students from Belgium, the Netherlands and the Aachen region. Any questions? Do not hesitate to contact us via the e-mail address: studentchallenge at dekimo.com

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