Lego Mindstorm Mission to Mars

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The Robotics/ Coding club that I sponsor came in 5th and 7th (out of 17) teams in the LEGO Mindstorm EV3 Space Challenge held by our district!


I am very fortunate to be a part of a district that encourages and supports the implementation of robotics on school campuses.

The Competition:

The district arranged for each school to do a video conference competition. We used Skype and competed against one other campus with a judge watching.  Each team was timed and judged using a rubric. My only recommendation would be to screen record the other team- just in case you disagree with the scoring!

Below is a video of Team 2 who came in fifth place! They did such a great job and we are so proud of them!

In the Space Challenge, there are 7 missions to accomplish, this video shows the first 6 missions but does not show the last mission as a result of technical error; we learned from our mistakes and are better prepared for next year.

To complete in this challenge you will need the following:



This competition was tremendously fun for the coding/ robotics students and equipped them with a variety of skills including (but not limited to) computer coding and teamwork!




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