2019 MakeX Robotics Competition, themed City Lights, challenges young people to solve real-world problems we may face every day including environmental pollution, food safety, recycling, viral infection and more by applying STEAM concepts.
2019 MakeX Robotics Competition is divided into 4 programs based on different difficulty levels and targeting at various age groups. Teams design, build and program robots to complete different themed missions along their journey and develop innovative-thinking, team-building and problem-solving skills in the learning process.
MakeX Spark – My City
MakeX Spark is an innovation-oriented robotics competition for young people aged 6-18 years old. Its theme of 2019 season is “My City“, inspiring participants to build their own world within the field of science and technology. The competition is divided into two parts, “Online Stage Programming” and “Hardware Building”. The first part is a creative stage programming competition under a specified theme. The second part Hardware Building, without specific rules, calls for participants to use combinations of hardware and software to create unique projects. Both parts help enhance children’s hands-on ability. The coolest thing about “My City” is that you can enter the competition by uploading work to the mBlock community, all skill levels are welcomed, technical or non-technical.
2019 MakeX Spark – My City
MakeX Starter – City Guardian
MakeX Starter is a multitasking competition for young people between 6 to 16 years old, its theme of 2019 Season is “City Guardian“, encouraging contestants to find solutions for various challenging environmental problems. Itis divided into two parts: automatic stage and manual stage. Contestants can improve logical thinking by graphical programming;learn more collaborative strategy by working with their alliance; develop problem solving skills through the implementation of electronic parts, mechanical structure and software programming.
MakeX Challenge – Courageous Traveler
MakeX Challenge is a confrontational competition for young people between 11 to 18 years old, its theme of 2019 season is “Courageous Traveler“. In this competition there are two camps: Red alliance and Blue alliance, each one is combined by two teams. During the competition, contestant needs to complete multiple missions in a short time to obtain points, including collecting balls, climbing highland, attacking bottles, etc. which, provides various possibilities to build robots and set higher requirements for strategic thinking ability of young people. To conclude, Courageous Traveler is mainly focusing on improving young people’s ability of design, precise control, software programming, and strategy analysis.
MakeX Premier – Strong Alliance
MakeX Premier is a high-antagonism large scale competition for young people between 14 to 18 years old, its theme of 2019 season is “Strong Alliance“. In this competition there are two sides: Red alliance and Blue alliance, each one is combined by two teams. Robots can knock down the opposing teams’ bottles by using two types of balls with different attacking levels and defense with block props.
It is more exciting and challenging in the aspect of robot construction and strategy exertion and it encourages contestants to enhance collaboration with alliances and improve their ability to apply high-level technology.
MakeX Premier – Strong Alliance