MakeX Spark

MakeX Spark Robotics Competition

About Spark

MakeX Spark is a creative competition program for young people. In MakeX Spark, contestants need to focus on the theme of each match, make full use of creativity, carry out the projects through software programming, hardware construction, and display the projects to others.

With the characteristics of low entry-level and flexible forms, Spark focuses on guiding teenagers to not only learn interdisciplinary knowledge and apply them to practical problems but also improve their problem-solving and logical-thinking abilities, developing their creativity and imagination. Through theme learning with practice, Spark helps contestants improve communication and expression abilities, and fully feel the joy of sharing.

Theme

The theme of 2020 MakeX Spark Online Competition-1st match is Smart Lights. Contestants need to create projects based on this theme through software programming and hardware construction.

Well-designed lighting sends light only where it is needed without scattering it elsewhere. Smart lighting system should be eco-friendly and energy-saving. How to create a better world with smart lights? Please contribute your idea and creation.

Requirements

Participation

1. MakeX Spark online competition is an individual event. Each individual contestant can be instructed by one mentor.

2. Contestants are divided into two competition groups: 6-9 years old (inclusive) for elementary group, 10-13 years old (inclusive) for intermediate group.

3. The mentor shall be over 18 years old, and provide safety guidance especially during hardware construction and tools operation.

4. Each contestant can only submit one project.

Submission

1. Publish project: publish source code, fill in project introduction text, upload project demonstration video, upload at least 3 pictures.

2. Submit project&poster:submit the published project and upload poster .

*Contestants should publish their projects in the mBlock community and submit projects via the specific submission link(Please follow the steps in Participation Instructions.

Equipment

*Contestants should use mBlock 5 to program projects. The hardware is not limited. Recommended hardwares are shown as following.

HALOCODE

Halocode is a wireless single board computer. With its built-in Wi-Fi support and microphone, the students can easily bring your board into the IoT projects and add speech recognition ability to it. It comes with plenty of sensors, such as 12 x Programmable RGB LED light, a Motion Sensor, a Touch Sensor, and more.

AI & IoT Creator Add-on Pack

If the mainboard like Halocode is not enough for your project, we recommend the combination of Halocode with the AI & IoT Creator Add-on Pack, which offers 13 mBuild electronic modules and 9 accessories packages equipped with appropriate building blocks, Python APIs, hardware online documents, assisted with wealthy teaching cases.

2020 MakeX Starter Kit

The 2020 MakeX Starter Kit includes mBot chassis, Bluetooth controller, high-speed motor for competition, RGB line following module, ultrasonic module and 9g servo. It forms a powerful software and hardware platform to meet the basic competition needs of the participating contestants.

Awards

*Under the premise of complying with the rules, the contestants who have not won any of the awards can acquire a Proof of Participation in order to be motivated to continue their efforts in future study and life.

Young All-Rounder

In each competition, the top five contestants of the total score ranking can win the ” Young All-rounder ” award (can be received together with one special award). The winners of this award are qualified for entering MakeX World Championship, and they also have the opportunity to apply for the entry of World Robot Contest.

Young Engineer, Young Designer, Best Creativity, Best Demonstration

Under the premise of meeting the rules, the top 50% of the contestants in the score ranking of corresponding dimensions have the opportunity to win the special award. Only one special award can be obtained for each contestant. All the contestants receiving special award have the opportunity to apply for the entry of World Robot Contest.

Excellent Mentor

The award is comprehensively decided according to the number of contestants and award-winning projects instructed by the same mentor. The quota of this award is five for each match.

Excellent Organization

The award is comprehensively selected according to the number of contestants and award-winning projects provided by the same educational organization. The quota of this award is five for each match.

ASSESSMENT

Through MakeX Spark, contestants can reflect on their abilities in five dimensions.

*Under the premise of complying the rules, contestants may receive a STEAM Ability Assessment Report. The diagram below is an example of the abilities distribution.

Participation Procedure

Construct Project

Contestants must use mBlock 5 (web or PC) to program the project. Each contestant can only submit one project. The requirements of the project and poster please refer to Chapter 4 in Spark Rules Guide.

Instructions:

Publish Project

You need to publish your project before you submit it to this competition. Please publish during the valid period.(UTC +8. 14:00,17th Sep.- 14:00,12th Oct.)

Submit Project & Poster

Choose the project, fill in the personal information, and upload your poster here. Please submit during valid period.The link will be open between UTC +8. 14:00,17th Sep.- 14:00,12th Oct.


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