Teenager, Register Your Team to Moonbots 2015 Today and You Could Win a Flight to Japan!

If you and your friends are into Robotics, Games and Space, this is the challenge for you

Google Lunar XPRIZE (The same organization that runs GLXP Moon race which SpaceIL participates in) has announce a new competition for kids and teenagers in the age of 8-17: Moonbots. No Israeli team registered yet, so we are counting on you!

The 2015 MOONBOTS Challenge is an international online competition that challenges youth from 8 to 17 years old to form a team (2-4 members) to design, create and program their own robots.

The competition is divided into two phases:

Phase One

Teams create a user account and submit a short video or written story about what inspires them about the Moon, from old tales to the potential of lunar exploration. Thirty teams will be selected by a panel experts to move onto the next stage: Phase Two.

Phase Two

Teams will receive a robotics kit of their choice: LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3, VEX IQ Superkit or MECCANO Meccanoid G15 KS to create their own robot to rove on a simulated lunar landscape based on the story the team created in Phase One of the competition. Teams will also be asked to create and upload a video showing how they have demonstrated their MOONBOTS game to children and adults in their community.

Three Grand PRIZE winners will land a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Japan to meet with teams from all over the world competing in the Google Lunar XPRIZE. The MOONBOTS teams will learn how these Google Lunar XPRIZE teams are planning to reach the Moon with their innovative robotic technology.

April 23- June 23, 2015

FREE to Enter! No travel necessary! Competition is open to kids all over the world! Win cool PRIZES like a LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Robot, VEX IQ, Meccano Meccanoid G15KS!

Step 1: Go online and register your team at www.moonbots.org Teams can have 2-4 members of 8-17 years old. Each team must have one team captain of 18 years and older.

Step 2: Create a tale about what inspires your team about the Moon. You can base it on a legend you have heard before or on scientific facts. This can be done through a video or written story.

Step 3: Provide a written quote from someone who has seen the video or read the story.

July 7- August 31, 2015

30 Teams from all over the world will be selected! Free to compete! No travel necessary! Win cool PRIZES like a trip to Japan!

Step 1: Design a Google Lunar XPRIZE game for your robot to rove on your lunar landscape.

Step 2: Build your lunar landscape.

Step 3: Build and program your robot. Robot is provided.

Step 4: Demonstrate your robot in a live online mission. No travel necessary.

Step 5: Demonstrate your robot in your community as a public outreach project.

Step 6: Submit a summary video about your public outreach project

Step 7: Submit photos of your lunar landscape, your robot, team and your outreach project.

 September 15, 2015

 3 Grand Prize winners will be announced to take a once-in- a-lifetime trip to Japan to meet with Google Lunar XPRIZE Teams!

Register Now Moonbots Website Introduction Video 

The Teams 

Team Videos 

Pictures Credit: Moonbots.org

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