Overview

MakeX Spark is a creative design competition program that allows students aged 6 to 13 to engage in product design based on the following criteria: electronic technology, programming, design, innovative thinking, and communication skills. Participants will have the opportunity to get involved in hands-on practice and showcase their projects in all areas of STEM.

Each competition focuses on a different theme. This year’s competition will be hosted online and the theme will be Family Care. Participants will come up with their own project ideas from the software and hardware required by the competition.

MakeX Spark is committed to inspiring youth to develop necessary skills such as problem-solving, communication, creativity, and critical thinking to thrive in the future technological world. 

Michigan Youth Empowerment Foundation (mYe) is the proud organizer for the MakeX Competition in the Michigan region.

Please click here to visit MakeX official website.

Competition Theme: Family Care

Contestants are encouraged to build efficient projects for passing love and care. Here are some questions for you to think about: 1) How many family members are there in your home? Who are they? Have you met any problems when staying with them? What kinds of care do they need? 2) Do you know anyone who lacks family care more than others in your community? How can you help them? Let’s create a Family Care solution with our brilliant ideas!

Competition Cost

Free

Competition Training

MakeX Spark MI

Team Lead: Angela Xu
Technical Mentors:
Angela Xu
David Reeves

Contact Us

For questions, please email us at makex@myefound.org.

PARTICIPANTS

1-2 student(s)/team*

Elementary group:
6-9 years old (Date of Birth: Jan 2, 2011 –  Dec 31, 2015)

Intermediate group:
10-13 years old (Date of Birth: Jan 2, 2007 – Jan 1, 2011)

*students have the choice of participating individually or in teams of two

SOFTWARE

mBlock 5, based on Scratch 3.0, is specially designed to support STEAM education. By supporting block-based and text-based programming, mBlock 5 allows users to freely create games and animations, and to program Makeblock robots and HaloCode. Moreover, the software features cutting-edge technologies like AI and IoT, making it the perfect helper for coding educators and learners.

Click here to download.

HARDWARE

Makeblock Halocode is a single board computer with built-in Wi-Fi. Designed for programming education, its compact design integrates a broad selection of electronic modules. Pairing with block-based programming software mBlock, Halocode offers all sorts of opportunities to experience AI & IoT application with just a few clicks; it makes creation easy and fun.

Click here to purchase from Amazon. You can also request financial assistant from mYe in the registration form.