Winners of the competition qualified for the World Robot Contest 2018
AUCKLAND, New Zealand, July 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- MakeX, the international robotics competition for teenagers co-organized by Makeblock, partnered with PB Technogies Ltd and Bitwiz, one of the largest STEAM coding academies in New Zealand, to successfully host New Zealand qualification trials at the Gladstone Primary School in Auckland. Over 100 students in 58 teams convened together to put their expertise and experience in the challenges. 6 Teams took the top honor at the competition and won the chance to participate the MakeX Robotic Competition in the 2018 World Robot Contest (WRC) from July 26 to 29 in Wuhan, China. Makeblock is the exclusive equipment supplier of MakeX providing full sponsorship and support.
MakeX is an international robotics competition platform that engages students at different ages in robotics challenges that helps to build their interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM). With the commitment to empower students with problem solving skills, MakeX aims to improve education by promoting the deep integration of science, technology, and creativity through activities including the Robot Challenge, the Maker Marathon and the STEAM Carnival.
"Thanks MakeX for providing such a high-level, professional and international robotics competition platform!" said Tim, the instructor of the winning teams. "It's thrilling to see students range from elementary schools through high schools gathered together to learn cooperation, science and technology through team work and match plays. MakeX is an accessible game-based robotics competition for teenagers all over the world!"
The 2018 MakeX Robotics Competition season started in May and is going to conduct international rounds in countries and regions like France, Estonia, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Mainland China. MakeX is free and open to the public. Eventually, 350 teams will be selected to compete in Shenzhen, China for the MakeX Global Finals. Trophies and a series of prizes totaling $80,000 will be awarded to the winners this year.
MakeX 2018 is now open to sign up. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your requests. Fans can follow the competition news and results via Twitter: @MakeX or Facebook: @MakeX.
MakeX is a global robotics competition platform for teenagers. It empowers teenagers by offering fun and challenging competitions to engage them in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics while improving their creativity, practical ability, communication skills and teamwork spirit.