1st Place- Landroids
2nd Place- The Shadowed Craters
3rd Place- Moonwalk
We would like to congratulate all of the teams for their hard work throughout the competition. The Partners of the MoonBots Challenge really enjoyed all of the teams' enthusiasm and dedication. We would also like to announce some Special Recognition Awards to all of the teams.
Wondering what the MoonBots Teams have been up to during Phase II? We have collected them all and put them up on the Google Lunar X Prize YouTube Channel. Check them out:
I'm sure you'll be as impressed as we are. Good job teams!
MoonBots: A Google Lunar X PRIZE LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Challenge was launched this last April at the 2010 FIRST Championship in Atlanta, Georgia. X PRIZE Foundation, LEGO, Google, National Instruments, and WIRED- GeekDad partnered with each other to develop this STEM education challenge for youth.
Four more MoonBots teams have been featured on the X Prize Launch Pad blog. As our 20 teams prepare for their final mission, it is great to see all of the activities they have been involved in to prepare for their lunar education video as well as outreach activities to support MoonBots. Here are four more teams's blogs to check out. Show your support by letting us know who your favorites are:
Check out the X Prize Launch Pad blog for more.
Our 20 MoonBots Teams are in the final stages of preparing for their final mission challenge. Teams are busy blogging about their experiences, including the obstacles they have overcome when testing their robots and the fun things they have learned throughout the competition. Some of the teams are even completing their live mission a bit early because they have to go back to school next week. I will be featuring four teams each day this week. Show your support by checking out the teams’ blogs and letting us know who your favorites are:
First we would like to say that it was difficult but the judges have made their decisions and we now have our top 20 for Phase II. We would like to thank you for all your hard work in Phase I. For those teams that did not make it into Phase II we encourage you to keep posting and participating in your own way throughout Phase II. We guarantee you we will continue to visit your sites and see what you've been up to. You should all be very proud of your work, your creativity and technical research blew us all away.
The top 20 teams moving into Phase II are:
ARES – Texas, US
Coastal Quarks- California, US
Cougar LEGO Robotics Team - Ohio, US
Crandroids- Michigan, US
G.I.R.L.S.- Missouri, US
got robot?- Illinois, US
Intergalactic Bacon- Florida, US
Just Ducky- Minnesota, US
Landroids- New Jersey, US
LegoAces- Ohio, US
Lunar Horizon- California, US
Milkyway Monsters- Massachusetts, US
Moonwalk- New Jersey/Connecticut, US
New Hartford RoboSpartans- New York, US
OABB 4-H Lego Robots- California, US
Pushing Frontiers- South Africa/Belgium
Team Tater Tot- Minnesota, US
The Shadowed Craters- California, US
WEBstormers- South Africa
Yellow Jackets- Michigan, US
In the coming weeks you will be receiving a package from us with a MINDSTORMS set and all the parts necessary to build the Challenge Field. In the interim please review the Phase II requirements in the rules. Your deadline for Phase II is August 14th, 2010 at 11:59:59 PM (Pacific Time). Further details will be forthcoming in the weeks before your Phase II materials arrive.
Congratulations to the top 20 teams moving into Phase II and thanks again to everyone for all their hard work.
- The MoonBots Staff & Judges -
We are deep into the judging process now. We are on schedule (barely) and will have announcement for you soon. We just wanted to thank you all for the hard work you put into all your Phase I entries. We are just blown away by what you have done. You should all be really proud of your work.
Thank you all for all your hard work. The judges will be looking at your work over the next few days in order to decide the final 20 teams that will be moving on to Phase II. We will make an annoucement on or before June 21st.
Stay tuned. We hope you had fun and thanks again.
- The MoonBots Staff -