MakeX is a platform of robotic competitions for guiding the growth of teenagers. It aims at inspiring people’s enthusiasm for creativity, sharing, and collaboration by Robotics Competition, Makerathon, and STEAM Carnival. Its core activity, the MakeX Robotics Competition, is an international robotics competition originating from China, which is STEAM education centered. It is committed to promoting innovation in¬ science, technology and education through high-level competition events, guiding teenagers to learn science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics and apply such knowledge in practical problems. Meanwhile, MakeX builds a competition culture where young people are encouraged to create in collaboration and grow in sharing.
MakeX Robotics Competition — Blue Planet
The competition programs for MakeX Robotics Competition include: MakeX Starter (“MX-S”), MakeX Challenge (“MX-C”), and MakeX Premier (“MX-P”). MakeX Starter is mainly positioned as a competition program at the novice stage, suitable for robot beginners, with a low degree of difficulty. The theme of MakeX Starter in 2018 is Blue planet.
Participants in Blue planet competition are entry-level robot players in primary and secondary schools. By modifying and programming mBot, contestants can work alone or collaborate with alliance teammates to complete specific tasks in the competition. Blue Planet is a competition event which gets the inspiration from the environmental protection, and it mainly testing the contestants’ abilities in programming, logical thinking and resilience.
The arena for Blue Planet in 2018 MakeX Robotics Competition is shown below.