LEGO® Education SPIKE Prime™ Challenge

SPIKE Prime™ Challenge

In Terms 1 and 2, some States and Territories will be offering a new challenge using the LEGO® SPIKE platform. For entry open and close dates, team registration link and submission information, please see your State or Territory page.

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2021 Challenge

The brief: As an engineer in a top robotics laboratory, you have been asked to join a new and exciting research opportunity; to develop and build a new robot. To be successful, you will need to research your state’s theme, and create your robot fitting within this theme (see below table) using the LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime set (includes Spike expansion set).

You will need to:

  • Work as a team to research, design and build a prototype of your robot.

  • Document your research, designs and programming (show us your design thinking throughout the process)

  • Submit images and video of your robot

  • Present your documentation through a video (include slides, short videos of how it works, the design, how it might move, behave).

  • Be creative. Showcase how it works and it’s special features.

 

This challenge is for LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime robots only.

 
RCJA would like to thank the RoboCup Junior New South Wales Committee for their work in developing this challenge.

Specifications

  1. This needs to be your own design. You are encouraged to research and find examples of what others have already done, but your final product should be your own: not a copy of someone else’s idea.

  2. You will create a LEARNING JOURNAL to show evidence of:

    • Research – show links, images, notes, sketches, your builds (did they change, what features of the LEGO® Education SPIKE™ did you really enjoy using when designing and building you robot.

    • Planning your design and programming (justify your decisions). Think about why you chose a design, how will it work?

    • Features of your robot: what makes it useful and what special features does it have? 

    • Programming – explain how the motors and sensors are used to add interest to your robot.

    • Anything else that you think would be important.

Remember that your robot will not be remote controlled, you should use the LEGO® SPIKE™ software and write a program that enables it to be autonomous.

 

Your Theme…

Australian Capital Territory…………TBA
New South Wales……….Exploration…..Challenge Site….Event Info & Registration Link
Northern Territory………………………TBA
Queensland…………………………………TBA
South Australia……Helper Bots…..Challenge Site….Event Info & Registration Link
Tasmania……………………………………TBA
Victoria……….Pet Assistant……….Flyer……….Event Info & Registration Link
Western Australia……………………….TBA

 

Submission

What to Include in your challenge submission…

Scoring rubric can be downloaded below

  1. A video (max 3 minutes) of you demonstrating your robot as it shows off it’s animalistic features.

  2. An introduction/ overview: where each team member discusses their role. (What roles did team have during the challenge; engineer, builder? Did the roles change?)

    • A discussion about how your robot fits within the theme

    • Describe the interesting design features of your robot: did you use motors, sensors, LEGO® elements and how do they add interest?

    • Each team member should discuss what they found challenging and what they enjoyed the most (e.g. the build, designs, research, programming)

    • Your robot in action. Zoom in and out to show your new robot in action.

  3. LEARNING JOURNAL document (.pdf is best) or shared link to your online folder with all your supporting evidence, outlined in the specifications. (Make sure sharing permissions are working.)

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