MoonBots 2014: Why should we go back to the Moon for good?

moonbotcard2014The 2014 MoonBots Challenge is a an international on-line competition that challenges youth from 9 to 17 years old to form a team, and design, create and program robots to simulate lunar missions.

The challenge is supported by the Google Lunar X Prize and makes use of LEGO MINDSTORMS materials.

Prizes include an EV3 kit and a whole stack of LEGO for the 25 teams who win phase one. The Grand Prize is a trip for the winning team to visit Hawaii to test their robot on top of a volcano!

If you’re interested, you’ve got until Thu 15 May to register and submit team details, and then by Sun 1 June you need to have submitted a video essay in response to the question, “Why should we go Back to the Moon for Good?”

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Rob Torok

I'm a teacher in Tasmania, Australia, and have been using LEGO MINDSTORMS with my students since 2001. I'm the editor in chief for LEGO Engineering (this site) as well as the content editor for LEGO Education Australia (

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