2021 Singapore National

MakeX Spark Online Competition

「 Family Care 」

Valid Period: 14:00, 25th Oct-14:00, 7th Nov 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
25th Oct – 7th Nov

Project Assessment
8th – 21st Nov

Results Publicity
22nd – 24th Nov

Online Awarding
6th Dec

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

Requirements

Age

Elementary: 6-12 Years Old

Intermediate: 13-16 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.

 If you want to buy any equipment, please contact your trainer or sally.lum@wearepolaris.com 

Halocode

AI & IoT Creator Add-on Pack

mBot Series Kit

Competition Rules 

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

Click above to check the rules guide details. 

FAQ

If you have any questions, please scan the QR Code or click the link below to join the 2020-2021 MakeX Spark Online Group on Skype. https://join.skype.com/X5KZg8YXsnXp

What is MakeX Spark?

MakeX Spark Online Competition is a project-based creative design program for young people aged 6 to 16. 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

What comes to you when we talk about home? A nice house? A big dinner prepared by parents? A secret space for yourself? Or warm cares from family? A warm home refuels our bodies and spirit like a gas station. Amid the hustle and bustle of modern life, parents are always busy for business. When you hang out with friends, you cannot leave your kitties behind. But how to look after your company when you are apart? All you need is to take one more step, create your warm long-lasting care with ideas.

The theme of 2021 Singapore National MakeX Spark Online Competition is Family Care. Based on this theme, contestants are encouraged to build efficient projects for passing love and care. Here are some questions for you to think about: 1) How many family members are there in your home? Who are they? Have you met any problems when staying with them? What kinds of care do they need? 2) Do you know anyone who lacks family care more than others in your community? How can you help them? Let’s create a Family Care solution with our brilliant ideas!

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.

 

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: collect materials including images, videos, description, poster and personal info
Submit online

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

5.Evaluation & Awarding

Judge evaluation
Online awarding ceremony

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 

E-certificate & Medal
CyberPi Go Kit

Top 3 in total

Young Designer


E-certificate

15%  in each group

Young Innovator


E-certificate

15%  in each group

Young Engineer


E-certificate

15% in each group

Best Demonstration


E-certificate

15% in each group

Excellent Mentor

mBot2
E-certificate

Top 1 in total

Excellent Organization

Top 1 in total

mBot2
E-certificate

In each competition, the top three contestants of the total score ranking can win the “Young All-Rounder” award (can be received together with one special award).

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 one for each match.

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 one for each match.

Prizes 

E-certificate & STEAM Report

Young All-Rounder Medal

CyberPi Go Kit

mBot2

Young All-Rounder: Each Young All-Rounder winner will receive an e-certificate, one Young All-Rounder Medal, and one CyberPi Go Kit.

Excellent Mentor / Excellent Organization: Each awarded mentor or organization will receive an e-certificate and one mBot2.

Special Awards Winner: Each special awarded winner (Young Designer, Young Innovator, Young Engineer, Best Demonstration) will receive an e-certificate.

Not-awarded Participant: The contestants who have not won any awards will receive a certificate of participation.

 Judge Panel 

Yap Yoon Kong

Being volunteer judge for MakeX for 3 years. With technical background of programming for years and interest to see how technology evolved and help to make our life better.

Wu Zhi Xian

Zhixian has a deep interest and knowledge in information technology.  He graduated with a Master Degree from Tsinghua University and has gained industrial experience in various Multinational Corporations over the past 20 years. 

Raphael

Raphael believes that Robotics and Coding should be a fun endeavour for everyone as the applications are limitless. The only limit is your imagination. He has been providing training to teams that participate in locally held competitions over the past year. 

All the project assessment work will be online. Each project is scored by several judges, and the disputed projects will be sent to the senior judges.
If you want to be the judge of 2021 Singapore National MakeX Spark Online Competition, please contact the organizer.

 

Organization

Hosted by: 
MakeX Robotics Competition Committee

Organizer:
Polaris Network Pte Ltd

Co-organizer:
Sparklife Pte Ltd

Co-organizer:
EP  Education Pte Ltd

Co-organizer:
NK Robotics