2021 Summer – MakeX Competition BootCamp

2021 Makex

mYe had an incredible experience and success participating in MakeX Spark for the 2020 season, where we were named the Excellent Organization Award and our students earned 18 individual awards! As the only Michigan organizer for the MakeX Competition, mYe is excited to extend all of our knowledge and experiences to lead our 2021 MakeX Spark Competition Bootcamp again this year. 

This 5-week/10-class course is designed to prepare students for the 2021 MakeX Spark Online Competition in October. It will offer students an intensive experience including lectures, exclusive tips, and one-on-one mentorship.

If you have participated in any of the following classes/programs at mYe, you will be qualified to take the Bootcamp for free.
Little Inventor with Halocode
mBot Robotics
2020 MakeX Competition


 

Course schedule:

Lesson 1:

  • 2021 MakeX Competition Overview & Tips on Earning High Scores
  • Meet your mentor
  • Share important resources

 

Lesson 2:

  • Introduce Project Research Tools
  • Award-Winning Project Case Study
  • Halocode/CyberPi Functions review and brainstorm

 

Lesson 3:

  • Generate Competition Project Ideas
  • Product Design Sketch 

 

Lesson 4:

  • Finalize Project Idea
  • Create your final pseudocode (Flowchart/text)
  • Start writing code

 

Lesson 5:

  • Review scoring rubric
  • Continue writing code

 

Lesson 6:

  • Poster Design Training
  • Finalize the code

 

Lesson 7:

  • Create more detailed sketch of exterior design
  • Start hardware construction
  • Continue working on the poster

 

Lesson 8:

  • Finalize Hardware Design
  • Video Presentation Tips
  • Start preparing the script for Video

 

Lesson 9:

  • Film and Video Editing Training

 

Lesson 10:

  • Review submission package

 

**This course will not go over basic programming basics. Previous knowledge in block-based programming is required. This can be from mYe’s Little Inventor Halocode or Cyberpi with Block Coding classes.


ABOUT MAKEX

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.

Competition Theme: Family Care

Participation Requirement: 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

Visit 2021 MakeX Competition Page for more details

 

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

HaloCode is a wireless single board computer. With its built- in Wi-Fi support and microphone, the students can easily bring your board into the IoT projects and add speech recognition ability to it. It comes with plenty of modules, such as 12 Programmable RGB LED lights, motion sensors, a touch sensor, a microphone, WiFi and more! Using HaloCode, everyone can make their own creations, in an easy and fun way! Click here to purchase from Amazon

Optional: CyberPi is a single-board computer fully packed with advanced electronic sensors, actuators and communication modules. The device includes a display screen, a joystick, motion sensors, a microphone, speakers, and RGB LED lights.

Course Features

  • Grade G3-G7
  • Max Enroll 20
  • Class Time 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST, 6/29-7/29 Tue & Thur (5 weeks, 10 sessions)
  • Class Location Online
$200

(Hardware not included)

Angela is a rising senior at Troy High School. She was a teaching assistant for mYe’s mBot Robotics class as well as Halocode Little Inventor class for over a year. Angela is also the team lead for mYe’s MakeX Spark Online Robotics Competition program. She has been involved in FIRST Robotics and has qualified for both States and World Championships.

David is a rising high school junior. He specializes in C# creating multiple different online and downloadable projects that help solve issues in close communities. Along with that, he has participated in both the FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition robotics programs for over a span of 4 years. David was a technical mentor for the 2020 mYe MakeX Spark competition. He is very excited to help teach Halocode lessons to help engage students in STEAM.

$200 (Hardware not included)