Nexgen Codecamp, in co-operation with Microsoft Australia, would like to invite your school to participate in the “Nexgen IoT Robotics Challenge 2018”, which is a competition for Year 9-11 students to design and build a robot capable of surveying a disaster area and reporting back via a Microsoft Azure Cloud infrastructure.
After an environmental disaster has left parts of the city uninhabitable, you have been tasked with building a robot or vehicle to send on a recon mission into the city to assess the immediate damage to buildings and infrastructure and risk to the general population, animal and plant life. Your robot must navigate around debris (both controlled remotely and autonomously), take sensor readings in key areas and find survivors and other points of interest.
Six (6) school teams from the Sydney area will be invited to design and build robots using Micro-controller (Arduino) and IoT (Internet of Things) technology. These robots will compete in an event on the 23rd & 24th October 2018 at the Microsoft office in North Ryde against other teams. All participating teams will receive guidance from a Nexgen mentor during the process of designing, coding and building of the robots.
Each school is allowed to field one team consisting of 6 students. The team should be mixed gender (in case of co-educational schools) and made up of students from years 9 - 11.
Each team will receive training and support from Nexgen during the process of creating their robot (prior to the competition).
Do you have any experience with robotics, micro-controllers and/or coding? If the answer is 'yes' then you are eligible to enter the Nexgen IoT/Robotics challenge. Whilst there is an element of Cloud technology using Microsoft Azure, no prior knowledge is assumed. If you are interested in taking part, please download an invitation below and get in touch.
Are you a company interested in introducing technology to young people. You can invest in their futures right here by sponsoring our IoT/Robotics Event taking place in October 2018. For details on how you can sponsor the event, please download the brochure below. If you have any questions then don't hesitate to get in touch.