2020 MADE
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
First Place Winners of the 2019 M.A.D.E. Junkyard Challenge

First Place Winners of the 2019 M.A.D.E. Junkyard Challenge

2019 High School 2nd Place ~ Patton High School
a picture of the High School second place winner

Second Place Winners of the 2019 M.A.D.E. Junkyard Challenge

 

2019 High School 3rd Place ~ Super Team
Combination Team made up from all Burke County High Schools

Third Place Winners of the 2019 M.A.D.E. Junkyard Challenge – Combination Team made up from all Burke County High Schools

 

2019 Middle School 1st Place ~ East Burke Middle School Team 2
a picture of the middle School first place winner

First Place Winners of the 2019 M.A.D.E. Junkyard Challenge

 

2019 Middle School 2nd Place ~ East Burke Middle School Team 1
A picture of the Middle School second place winner

Second Place Winners of the 2019 M.A.D.E. Junkyard Challenge

2019 Middle School 3rd Place ~ Liberty Middle School
a picture of the middle School third place winner

Third Place Winners of the 2019 M.A.D.E. Junkyard Challenge

2018 MADE “ECO Chair” Challenge Winners

Thank you to all of our 2020 M.A.D.E. Sponsors. This competition would not be possible without their support. 

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