2020 MakeX Spark Online Competition
MakeX Spark is a creative design competition program for young people aged 6 to 13. It encourages them to get involved in hands-on practice and showcase brilliant projects in all areas of STEM. MakeX Spark comes in two forms, online and onsite competition. Teams need to focus on the theme of each competition, carry out the projects through software programming and hardware construction, and display the projects to others via online or onsite.
With the features of low entry-level and flexible forms, Spark not only inspires young people’s creativity but also provides them with the opportunity to develop their problem-solving skills and build their confidence through project-based learning.
MakeX Spark online competition is an individual event. Each individual contestant can be instructed by one young mentor. Each contestant can only submit one project.
Age groups: 6-9 years old (inclusive) for the elementary group, 10-13 years old (inclusive) for the intermediate group.
The contestant must use mBlock, a programming platform developed by Shenzhen Makeblock Co., LTD. Contestants can choose mBlock for Web, mBlock for Windows, or mBlock for Mac.
Limited to Halocode, Microbit and mCore(arduino-based microcontroller). These hardware have to be supported by mBlock 5.
Date: Nov 2020
Registration fee: $40 (Inclusive of GST)
Click here to Download MakeX Spark Online Competition Guide
Excellent Organisation Award
In late 2020, STEM Academy and 13 students participated in the MakeX Spark Householder Helper online competition, which required students to plan, construct and code their own housework-reducing device.
Out out of over 25 countries and 150+ submissions, our students received 11 awards for their creativity and inventiveness.
Excellent Mentor Award
The appointed mentor for the 13 competing students, Koh Choon Chuan assisted the students in brainstorming unique ideas and taught them coding with mBlock.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this learning journey with us!
STEM Academy is proud of the 13 students who designed and programmed their inventions for this competition, many of whom have won awards for their creativity, innovation and the overall quality of their invention.