Exciting news for makers, Makeblock recently announced a new robotics building contest. Become the hero by creating your own rescue robot to save people during a disastrous situation. This is a great opportunity to do good and be rewarded with a chance to win big! There are 25 prizes that will be awarded. You can win up to $1,000 cash. What’s not to like about that? You better get moving because the deadline for entries is December 5th, 2016.
Your Makeblock Search & Rescue Mission
Emergency situations are always difficult. Rescuers face a variety of dangers to the victims as well as themselves. Think of a hostage situation, an explosion, an urban disaster or even a mining accident. There are people endangered, but getting to them could put even more lives in jeopardy. Search and rescue robots are a great alternative in these situations. Creating them, however, is not easy. Much has already been done, but there are many improvements that can be made. That is why Makeblock is challenging you to create your own. Design a “danger zone” and then create a “search and rescue mBot” to save the day. Do this using the mBot robot kit and any additional Makeblock electronic and mechanical parts you choose.
Makeblock Rescue Robot Contest
Once you’ve completed your mission, here’s want you need to do to submit your entry. First, set up a free account at the Makeblock Openlab website. Then, upload the following items onto the Openlab website; making sure to use #mbotcontest in your project name:
- Videos or photos of your assembled robot
- Source code
- Easy to follow, step by step building instructions
- Complete parts list
- Share your project on Facebook and other social media using #mbotcontest
Meet Makeblock mBot
Looking a fun way to explore your creativity? mBot is an entry-level, programmable robot kit that is designed to teach the basics of programming, electronics, and robotics. You actually build the mBot yourself. Not to worry, mBot can be put together in just ten minutes. It’s that intuitive. mBot works with the drag and drop graphical programming software, mBlock, that is based on Scratch 2.0. mBot is compatible with most Lego parts and the entire Makeblock platform. Based on the Arduino open source ecosystem, the electronic components provide the freedom you need to create your “dream robot”.
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