So this is pretty cool: thousands of kids are coding for the Wonder League’s first ever nationwide Robotics Competition starting today with their Dash & Dot robots. Teams have to solve a series of coding challenges (Missions 1-6 can be seen here, the final challenge will be released in November). Basically, in our brave new digital world, coding is the new team sport for young kids, and we can only imagine what this next generation of tech + creativity will bring.
The grand prize is a free STEM Field Trip to California for everyone on the team plus adult chaperones. Kids will get to meet artists who work on the Minions at Illumination Entertainment, tour Universal Studios, learn from game makers at EA, present at a Tech Talk to engineers at Google and more.
- Team members must be between age 6 and 11 (12th birthday must be after Dec 1, 2015), and must be in the US to qualify for prizes.
- Teams can be up to 6 people but teams with fewer than 6 are welcome
- Each team needs to have an adult organizer who is a parent or teacher.
- Must have 1 Dash robot and 1 Dot robot to participate
- Teams should be assembled by November 1st.
If you don’t have a robot, coupon code COMPETITION saves you $20 off a Dash & Dot Pack on the Wonder Workshop website with free shipping through October 31st. They’re also Prime available through Amazon (affiliate link).