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2021 MakeX Spark Online Competition-Philippines

「Code For Health」

Valid Period: 00:00, Apr. 19-23:59, Apr. 25 UTC+8 
Please follow the participation instructions for your first time.

Basic Information

Participation Instructions

Projects Gallery

Results

Mentors or Organizations

Awards

Projects——Contestants

Awards

Timeline

Publish&Submit
19th-25th, April

Project Assessment
26th, April-3rd, May

Results Publicity & Awarding
4th, May

*All the deadlines are subject to UTC +8, Philippines time.

Requirements

Age

Elementary: 6-9 Years Old

Intermediate: 10-13 Years Old

Team

1-2 Student(s)

1-2 Mentor(s)

Software

Use mBlock 5 to program 

Equipments

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

mBot Series Kit

Competition Rules 

Instructions(1): Publish Project
Instruction(2): Submit Project&Poster

What is MakeX Spark?

MakeX Spark Online Competition is a project-based creative design program for young people aged 6 to 13. The participating team will need to focus on the specific theme and devise a solution through software programming and hardware construction. The solution will be a demonstration project and a poster with topics including research, design-thinking process, construction scheme, and outcome summary. 

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. 

THEME

In 2020, an outbreak of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) infection affected every aspect of our lives. Scientific institutions, governments and enterprises all over the world work closely together to quickly use scientific means, from studying the principle of the virus, tracking the spread of the virus and popularizing scientific knowledge of epidemic prevention, great efforts have been made to build a scientific defense line for the protection of human health.

The theme of 2021 MakeX Spark Online Competition-Philippines National is Code For Health. We hope that participants in Spark are able to contribute their own creative ideas to safeguard human health. There’s no limit to what you can do — you can build a touch-free robot to fight epidemics and deliver supplies to hospitals, develop intelligent tools that can destroy viruses and protect human health, or invent diagnostic tools to diagnose the health status of the human body or community at any time……. As long as your ideas are bold enough and have something to do with protecting human health, you are the safety guardian we are looking for!

Why Join MakeX Spark?

☆ Project-based creative design program

Unlike most robotics or coding competition, it also requires creativity, design-thinking and presentation, working as a complete project circle.

☆ Have all-round development

You will get a comprehensive development by using logical thinking and innovation to design solutions for a real-world problem and demonstrating it to others.

☆ A fun solution to distance learning

It gives you an opportunity to study at home and have great fun while creating and learning.

☆ Experience the joy of sharing

You are encouraged to showcase your project in the global community and share your experience in the online awarding ceremony!

☆ Compete virtually and submit online

You are free to complete your project anywhere and submit it online.

☆ Attend basic Workshops

The training workshops or webinars organized by MakeX will be open to all participating teams, with a variety of interesting and practical topics.

What They Say?

“I was not so convinced that our students could be able to participate in the competition after 3 months of intensive training. And I thought competitions or winning is not that important to them, but I was wrong. When they need to design, construct, and present their work at the end of the project, they surprised me by their commitment and creativity.”

Laura Wu
Mentor from STEM@IT

“We had quite problems with organization, because of the pandemic. Older students don’t have classes in school so we had to collaborate online. There was no problem with theory and discussing ideas, but when we had to do the practice part, there were a bit of hiccup. Some of them managed, some didn’t. But idea and preparation will stay with them for some other competition with the similar theme”.

Zeljko Udovcic
Mentor at C.H.A.O.S.

“MakeX is a terrific teaching material for young students to develop coding creativity and experience. Make X which has much better quality than any others in the market makes students highly concentrate on their projects. The best point we learned is that coding education should be to stimulate students’ interest, not just cramming something to their brain.”

BeyondCoding
Excellent Organization

Your Journey Through
MakeX Spark

2. Basic Workshops

Specially curated by industry experts

4. Online Submission 

  Publish in mBlock community
Submit project & poster online

5. Evaluation & Awarding

Judge evaluation
Online awarding ceremony

1. Learning & Research

Basic learning of hardware & software
Attend workshop
Topic research

3. Project Design & Construction

Generate possible solutions
Select a solution
Program and build up the structure
Test and improve Design your poster

2021 MakeX Awards

Young All-Rounder: e-certificate, medal, and gift certificates
Excellent Mentor & Excellent Organization: e-certificate and gift certificates
*Please consult with local organizer for details.

What You Can Get ?

STEAM Report 

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 on the right is an example of the abilities distribution.

ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY
Use various types of electronic modules
Achieve the functions of the project accurately and smoothly
PROGRAMMING ABILITY
Proficient in applying programming concepts or algorithmic techniques
Concise program with no bug
DESIGN ABILITY
Design complex mechanical structures
Use a variety of maker or art materials to design the outlook
INNOVATIVE THINGKING
Unique and novel solutions
Clear target users and project positioning, highly related to the theme
COMMUNICATION SKILL
Speak fluently in the demonstration video
Show the complete problem-solving process

Awards 

Young All-Rounder (1st Place)

E-certificate & Medal
8000 Gift Certificates for student/s
8000 Gift Certificates for mentor/s
3D Printer for School

Young All-Rounder (2nd Place)

E-certificate & Medal
5000 Gift Certificates for student/s
5000 Gift Certificates for mentor/s
Smart TV for School

Young All-Rounder (3rd Place)

E-certificate & Medal
3000 Gift Certificates for student/s
3000 Gift Certificates for mentor/s
Inkjet Printer for School

Young Designer

E-certificate

15% in each group

Young Innovator

15% in each group

E-certificate

Young Engineer

E-certificate

15% in each group

Best Demonstration

15% in each group

E-certificate

Excellent Mentor

E-certificate

3000 Gift Certificates

Top 3 in total

Excellent Organization

E-certificate

3000 Gift Certificates

Top 3 in total

In this national competition, the top three teams of the total score ranking can win the “Young All-Rounder” award (can be received together with one special award). Young All-Round winners will have strong opportunity to enter MakeX World Championship.
*Please consult with local organizer for details.

All the contestants receiving special award (Young Designer, Young Innovator, Young Engineer, Best Demonstration) have the opportunity to apply for the entry of World Robot Contest.

The Excellent Mentor 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 three.

The Excellent Organization 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 three.

Prizes 

E-certificate & STEAM Report

Young All-Rounder Medal

Gift Certificate

Organization

Hosted by: 
MakeX Robotics Competition Committee
Organizer: 
TechFactors Inc.
Co-Organizer:
Shenzhen Makeblock Co.,Ltd