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Make x competition 2019 NLB sponsored participation

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National Library Board and Polaris are co-sponsoring entry to the MakeX 2019 competition in Singapore. This initiative aims to support those who may not ordinarily have a chance to participate. Please view the slides for more info.

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Make x competition 2019 NLB sponsored participation

  1. 1. ROBOTIC COMPETITION SPONSORSHIP AN INITIATIVE BY NATIONAL LIBRARY BOARD As part of the digital readiness efforts by makerspaces@libraries, NLB is looking for candidates who are keen to be partially sponsored to train and enter an upcoming robotics competition. This deck contains more information on the competition and sponsorship available.
  2. 2. Singapore, 13 & 14 Sep 2019 Our Tampines Hub, Community Auditorium 9am – 6pm
  3. 3. MAKEX 2019: MBOT ROBOTICS COMPETITION In 2019 season, MakeX will hold Regional Robotics Competition in more than 30 countries and regions around the world and will launch MakeX competition courses and organise various competition activities worldwide, spreading STEAM education among youths. Qualified teams can enter into 2019 MakeX World Championship and compete for the 2019 MakeX World Champion. The theme for 2019 MakeX competition is City Lights, which challenges young people to solve real-world problems we may face in everyday situations - including environmental pollution, food safety, recycling, viral infection and more, by applying STEAM concepts.
  4. 4. MakeX spirit is the cultural cornerstone of MakeX Robotics Competition, which inspires young people to acquire new skills, improve teamwork, gain memorable experiences in the competition, share their insights and knowledge with their community so as to achieve their grand aspiration of changing the world and shaping the future! Explore new ideas and new skills, use creativity and innovative thinking to overcome real-world challenges. Have open communication with partners, work together towards a common goal and complete a task in the most efficient way for win-win development! Enjoy the fun and excitement in head-to- head competition and problem-solving processes. Have an open mind as a “Maker”, share the joy, insights and experience with others.
  5. 5. THEMES The theme for 2019 MakeX competition is City Lights, which challenges young people to solve real- world problems we may face in everyday situations - including environmental pollution, food safety, recycling, viral infection and more, by applying STEAM concepts. The Competition will be divided into 4 programs based on different difficulty levels and targeting at various age groups. Teams design, build and program robots to compete different themed missions along their journey, and develop innovative thinking, team-building and problem-solving skills in the learning process. Let's break through the environmental crisis and protect our city!
  6. 6. MAKEX STARTER: CITY GUARDIAN The theme for MakeX Starter is “City Guardian”, a multi-tasking competition for young people between the ages of 7 to 16 years old. It will be split into two categories: • Primary Category – for ages 7 to 12 years old • Secondary Category – for ages 13 to 16 years old A maximum of 2 participants per team is required. Each team will have 1 mentor assigned. Lunch bento will be provided during the competition days. City Guardian tests the contestants’ in three ways: • To improve logical thinking by graphical programming • Learn more collaborative strategy by working with their alliance • Develop problem solving skills through the implementation of electronic parts, mechanical structure and software programming
  7. 7. WINNERS Award Item Include Champion Trophy, Certificate, Medal, MakeBlock voucher, Sponsors’ prizes, Flight to Guangdong province (Represent Singapore) 1st Runner-up Trophy, Certificate, Medal, MakeBlock voucher, Sponsors’ prizes 2nd Runner-up Trophy, Certificate, Medal, MakeBlock voucher, Sponsors’ prizes Award focusing on Technology Appearance Design Award Certificate, MakeBlock voucher Engineering Notebook Award Certificate, MakeBlock voucher Alliance Collaboration Award Certificate, MakeBlock voucher Team Culture Award Certificate, MakeBlock voucher Competition Spirit Award Certificate, MakeBlock voucher Outstanding Mentor Award Certificate, MakeBlock voucher Rookie Award Certificate, MakeBlock voucher
  8. 8. NLB SUPPORTED PARTICIPATION PIXEL Labs is a free-for-public library makerspace that aims to make digital making technology accessible to all Singaporeans. Empowering Participation In support of those less able to participate in this competition on their own, NLB & Polaris would like to offer to cover the following for up to 15 teams (of 2 pax ea, ie 30 eligible participants): • Sponsored training & registration fees • Free practice venue • Free loan of Mbot for practice & competition use PIXEL Labs
  9. 9. Item Normal Fees Supported Entry Fee $50.00 Waived by Polaris mBot (Bluetooth version) $147.00 Free loan from PIXEL Labs@NLB MakeX 2019 City Guardian Add-on Pack $262.20 Sponsored by Polaris MakeX 2019 City Guardian Arena Expansion Kit for Blue Planet $122.60 Sponsored by Polaris (Use at PIXEL labs@NLB) Starter Arena Map (2018) $147.00 Free loan from PIXEL Labs@NLB Training* $200.00 Supported by PIXEL Labs@NLB Total Cost $781.80 $390.90 per participant FREE NLB SUPPORTED PARTICIPATION Participants are expected to attend most of the sponsored sessions. Participants will be allowed to freely use the PIXEL Labs@NLB as practice / tinkering venues in their free time (subject to opening hours and availability)
  10. 10. NLB SUPPORTED PARTICIPATION Training Sessions • 6x Training sessions will be held at PIXEL Lab locations – • Jurong Regional Library or • Tampines Regional Library • Training Dates (Dates & timings TBC): Practice / Self Learning Supported participants of this programme are welcome to use the MakeX material at PIXEL Lab spaces and NLB learning resources for their own training and practice. August September Training sessions Saturdays 3rd, 17th, 24th, 31st + 1 more to announce Saturdays 7th Competition 13th & 14th
  11. 11. SIGN UP! If you are interested to join MakeX under NLB supported participation, form a team consisting of: • 2 youths, aged 7-12 or • 2 youths, aged 13-16 Please enter the team name and participant information using the URL / QR Code here NLB will contact successful candidates for further registration & consent arrangements
  12. 12. A social initiative by PIXEL Labs @ NLB is a joint initiative by Thank You. See you at MakeX!

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