Week 2 of #RoboMakersMarathon: Do Sports with Robo

Our second week’s challenge of the Makers Marathon carried the theme of SPORTS. And, as we could have expected, our users did not disappoint. In fact, they amazed us yet again 😍

These days, as big sports events get canceled and most of us have to work out at home, we thought – what better way to channel our sports spirit than through Robo? We may not be able to do all the activities we’d like to, but Robo sure can. Let’s take a look at what an athlete Robo’s become with the help of our talented STEM wizards!

Robo Sports Arena

Iona has been creative enough to design and construct a whole arena centered around a Robo Moving Platform, reenacting Torvill & Dean’s Olympic Gold Medal winning performance in 1984! It moves, rotates and amazes us and its LEGO viewers alike. We also appreciate the musical aspect of the spectacle. For a while, it’s as if the Olympic Games hadn’t been canceled this year at all! 

Robo Football Player

Football matches with human players may not be taking place, but one of our users figured out a genius way to make up for this arrangement. A Robo Football Player inside his own football field that plays for both teams and always aims for the goal! We’re impressed and in suspense to see who wins this unforgettable match. 

Robo Handball Player

Let’s not make the hands feel left out after all that attention paid to football. Mira and Jonathan made sure of this by creating their astounding Robo handball arena. Their players kept to the limits of social distancing and only met in a pair to do sports (even robots have to play by the rules!), showing everyone how to have a good time while breaking a sweat.  

T-Ball Playing Robot

Our coding superstar Meredith came up with yet another spectacular Robo project. This time, she put together a T-Ball arena (for those unfamiliar with the term, this is a sports form inspired by baseball softball) for her Robo, who was pretty quick to learn the rules – hit the ball off the stand and run! Take a look and see for yourself. 

That’s it for this week! You can follow our Instagram to see who the winner will be. One thing is certain, we definitely will be having a hard time choosing from all these awe-inspiring projects. 

And if you didn’t manage to join the second week’s #RoboMakersMarathon challenge in time, don’t worry, there’s a third one out now! The theme of the third week’s #RoboMakersMarathon is Nature and Robots. Submit your project till Sunday, April 19 and join the creative fun!   

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