The parent company Makeblock holds an annual robotics competition called MakeX. Bina Bangsa School partnered with Makeblock to hold an inter-campus robotics competition in preparation for the MakeX competition in China.
Last year it was held in Malang and this year Bandung was chosen as the host for this competition. The top winners of this competition will have the honor of representing BBS and Indonesia in China.
MakeX is a robotics competition platform that promotes multidisciplinary learning within the fields of science and technology. It aims at building a world where STEAM education is highly appreciated and where young people are passionate about innovation by engaging them in exciting Robotics Competition.
As the core activity of MakeX, the namesake MakeX Robotics Competition provides exciting, challenging and high-level competitions in the spirit of creativity, teamwork, fun and sharing. It is committed to inspiring young people to learn Science (S), Technology (T), Engineering (E), Art (A) and Mathematics (M) and apply such knowledge in solving real-world problems.
Once again, BBJ-KJS sent a group of enthusiastic students to compete. Although, we didn’t win a spot to China the students had lots of fun and gained experience for the next competition which will be held in March.
Here is a personal statement from Winston Tumbelaka (Sec 2 Newton) about his experience during this event.
Our experience in the MakeX Bandung Competition was like no other. Sure, we lost, but the important matter is our experience that we have gained. We learned things like discipline, self-control an most importantly, teamwork. This was my first time joining one of these competitions but I would say it was one of the best that I’ve joined and epic as well.
So the competition is about winning with your mBots and the winners will go to China. Our team lost at the inter-campus competition in Bandung but it’s no problem since we can learn from our mistakes.
We had an amazing experience with our friends. We had to program our mBots, build them and test them. Just like what other engineers do. So yeah, in conclusion, I think this was the gold kind of experience.