On 11th of May we had the pleasure to attend RobotFestival in the beautiful “Universe Science” Park in Denmark. We had a wonderful time there and met a lot of smart and creative kids and their families. Why do we say that? Because we also ran a contest for the kids with two robotics games where the best participant won a Fable Robot. So, we tested out their STEM skills and passion for robotics. We were happy to discover that no matter the age all children did a great job at working with Fable for the first time.
Let’s learn more about the competition we organised there. We held two contests, each of them with a maximum score of 20 points.
Challenge 1: Blow up the balloons using Fable Spin.
For this contest the participants had to build a robot that could blow up balloons using a needle.
There were 4 balloons placed randomly on the field. One balloon with helium fastened with a 1 meter cord mounted on a ball stand in the centre of the field. The robot had to start in the corner of the field. Of course that the robot wasn’t allowed to leave the field during the try and it was only allowed to be remote controlled. Each participant had a try limited to 3 minutes, but they could try as many times they wanted.
Challenge 2: Move the balls with Fable Spin
For the second contest, the participants had to build a robot that would move table tennis balls from one half of the field to the other. For this, five red ball stands were placed randomly on one end of the field with table tennis balls on top and five blue ball stands were placed randomly on the other end of the field.
The rules: the robot had to be remote controlled, it couldn’t leave the field during the try, and finally the challenge started in the right corner of the red field. Each participant could try out the challenge as many times as they liked, 3 minutes per try.
We would like to thank all participants for their courage, skills and dedication. We congratulate our winner, a young determined kid that was able to win the Fable Robot with maximum points!
Stay tuned for the next events where you can meet Fable and our team. We’re preparing many interesting surprises!
By Diana Aldea