The 2014 MoonBots challenge will be open for registration on or about March 15, 2014.
This free, online, global competition for ages 9 to 17 is an exciting two-phase competition take place from March to August. Preview this year's robot missions from "MoonBots-in-A-Box" at your local science centers or on the MoonBots Facebook.
And the Winners for MoonBots 2012 Are............
Grand PRIZE - HungaroBots (Sopron, Hungary)
1st Runner Up - Incredibots (Columbus, Ohio)
2nd Runner Up - Apollo 19 (Escondido, California)
3rd Runner Up - Titanium Springboks (Pretoria, South Africa)
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 the MoonBots 2012 finalist teams:
By way of quick introduction, I would not consider myself a space journalist, but I do consider myself a space enthusiast. I have the great pleasure to work at a place that I like to call Disneyland for Space Nerds: the X PRIZE Foundation. It's where I manage education programs for the Google Lunar X PRIZE.
Playa Vista, CA (May 15, 2012) – The X PRIZE Foundation and the LEGO Group today announced MoonBots 2012: A Google Lunar X PRIZE LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Challenge. This third annual contest will challenge teams of youth to study the history of heritage artifacts left on the Moon, while also getting an opportunity to learn about the new and exciting things that private industry and government are doing in the arena of space exploration, including the $30 million dollar Google Lunar X PRIZE.