Drone and RC car developers are to be provided with instant services of mentoring and networking. Gyeonggi Center for Creative Economy & Innovation (GCCEI) and Kyonggi University co-host “K-Champthon” where contestants can make their own drones and RC cars by using arduinos and 3D printers on the first floor of Pangyo Startup Campus for two days from April 2 to 3. All the contestants will be provided with Kits for making drones & RC cars, 3D modeling and printing, open sources and related training for free.
Professional mentors also will be matched up with each team to produce the best results for two days. The completed drones and RC cars are to have competitions in the 1st floor of GCCEI on April 5. The final results will be evaluated based on creativity of the design, completeness, accomplishment of mission and technical realization.
The 1st prize winning team will be awarded with 500,000 won, the 2nd team with 300,000won, and the 3rd team with 200,000 won respectively. There is no participation fee. Any individual or team is eligible to participate in the contest. The application can be made from March 9 to 25 through the website http://goo.gl/gPDTBX. 80 contestants will be selected after screening all the submitted documents and be notified individually of the results. Military drones are turning into civilian ones that are now booming dramatically.
The global competition is expected to be more intensified. Furthermore, the “Kidult” market for RC cars is to expand greatly, since the demand for it has increased, which makes it urgent to locate and nurture Korean developers. Lim Deok-rae, head of the GCCEI said, “We hope to find good developers for drones and RC cars through this K-Champthon for the two-day intensive contest. Innovative and diverse ideas will contribute to the boom-up and ecology for the two sectors. The GCCEI will make an all-out effort to help engineers, designers and developers to communicate and meet by providing continuous networking events.”