2021 MakeX Spark Online Competition
Valid Period: 00:00, 20th Jul.-23:59, 31st Jul. UTC+2
Please follow the participation instructions for your first time.
Mentors or Organizations
*All the deadlines are subject to UTC +2, South Africa time.
Elementary: 6-9 Years Old
Intermediate: 10-13 Years Old
Use mBlock 5 to program
*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 the local distributor .
AI & IoT Creator Add-on Pack
mBot Series Kit
Instructions(1): Publish Project
Instruction(2): Submit Project&Poster
If you have any questions, please scan the QR Code or click the link below to join the 2020 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 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.
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 MakeX Spark Online Competition-2nd match 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.
☆ 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.”
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”.
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.”
Your Journey Through
2. Basic Workshops
Specially curated by industry experts
4. Online Submission
5. Evaluation & Awarding
Online awarding ceremony
1. Learning & Research
Basic learning of hardware & software
3. Project Design & Construction
Generate possible solutions
Select a solution
Program and build up the structure
Test and improve Design your poster
2021 MakeX World Championship
Special Award winners will be eligible to apply for the 2021 World Robot Contest.
*Please consult with local organizer for details.
What You Can Get ?
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.
Use various types of electronic modules
Achieve the functions of the project accurately and smoothly
Proficient in applying programming concepts or algorithmic techniques
Concise program with no bug
Design complex mechanical structures
Use a variety of maker or art materials to design the outlook
Unique and novel solutions
Clear target users and project positioning, highly related to the theme
Speak fluently in the demonstration video
Show the complete problem-solving process
E-certificate & Medal
Cyberpi Go Kit
Top 2 in total
15% in each group
15% in each group
15% in each group
15% in each group
Top 5 in total
Top 5 in total
E-certificate & STEAM Report
Young All-Rounder Medal
CyberPi Go Kit
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.