Rescue Robot Challenge
The 2019 M.A.D.E. (Morganton Arts Design and Engineering) Competition brought together ten Burke County Middle and High School teams to compete in the live build Wind Turbine Challenge. The Historic Morganton Festival, Inc. along with Burke County Public Schools is proud to announce the 2020 M.A.D.E. Challenge and invite you to join. During Friday, September 11th and Saturday, September 12th; area Middle and High School students will compete in the “Rescue Robot Challenge”, an on site engineering and design challenge during the Morganton Festival in downtown Morganton, NC.
The competition highlights the region’s brilliant minds with a competition series that features the abilities of young students. MADE engages students in critical thinking, design, engineering and innovation in a way that works toward meeting the needs of area industry.
The 2020 M.A.D.E. Competition invites Middle and High Schools from across the Unifour to compete in the M.A.D.E. “Rescue Robot” challenge. You must reserve your spot by March 1, 2019. The competition is first come, first serve until all spots are filled. There are a total of 15 school team spots available with 4 students allowed per school team.
This year’s MADE competition will be an on site challenge where competing teams will bring a machine that they feel will put their team in a position to compete. This bot will be each team’s prebuilt answer to the criteria of the engineering challenge presented below.
This year’s competitors must build a remotely controlled machine that will retrieve items that need to be “rescued” and returned to a safety area within the timeframe allocated. The test rig will be a series of connected platforms with different “terrain” and obstacles that must be overcome to get to the items of interest.
Want to sign up for this year’s challenge? Click here to download the MADE package 2020 MADE Application & Rules
Previous MADE Winners
2019 MADE Junkyard Challenge Winners
2019 High School 1st Place ~ Freedom High School Team 1
2019 High School 2nd Place ~ Patton High School
2019 High School 3rd Place ~ Super Team
2019 Middle School 1st Place ~ East Burke Middle School Team 2