You're a Hero!
In this hackathon-style event, students will use Raspberry Pi to turn Sphero RVR into a supercar for a superhero. Students will demonstrate their proficiency in programming, engineering using documentation from the Sphero Public SDK. Students will get a taste of the engineering process that it takes to build a product from concept to final delivery by budgeting, creating a cost/benefit analysis, prototyping and iteration.
What You’ll Need:
WHAT COACHES GET:
In August, we’ll send you everything you need to participate in the Sphero Global Challenge Season 2, including:
- Coaching Guides
- At-Home and Virtual Coaching Guide
- Team Meeting Agendas
- Sphero Global Challenge Official Rules Book and Evaluation Rubrics
- Sphero Community Customizable Resources and Collateral
- And More!
To receive coaching materials, be sure to finalize your registration by completing the Google form sent in your registration confirmation email!
DREAM TEAMS ASSEMBLE
Sphero will provide a mission brief, lessons, and agendas for each event, as well as a forum for coaches to provide one another support. The Sphero Global Challenge is perfect for after-school programs, STEM/STEAM Clubs, school-day science blocks, or even for students to work on at home.
Structuring Your TeamTeams can consist of 1–5 students. A single team can compete in one or multiple events (depending on age bracket eligibility). For larger groups of students (i.e. robotics clubs), we recommend forming multiple teams. In this case, you will need to register each team separately. They can all compete in the same event(s) or choose different events. Coaches are welcome to lead as many teams as they'd like.
Coaches can encourage collaboration, communication, and team building by giving students team roles to help fulfill all of the elements of the mission objectives.
2021/2022 SEASON: FIVE UNIQUE STEM EVENTS
The competition, and its five unique events, are an opportunity for students to go deeper with computational thinking, engineering, and programming skills in our various STEM and coding competitions.
Teams and individuals of all abilities will work to identify problems and develop solutions, then submit entries virtually for a chance to qualify for the Sphero World Championship in Spring 2022.
indi Community Heroes
littleBits Super Suit
BOLT Super Senses
RVR + littleBits Search & Rescue
RVR Super Car
WHY ENTER OUR STEM COMPETITION?
The Sphero Global Challenge is an exciting opportunity for students! Not only are students able to practice coding and problem solving skills, but they will also have the chance to build innovative thinking and collaboration skills. In the setting of a team challenge, students will use engineering design processes in an authentic way.
SEASON 1 RESOURCE LIBRARY
Learn more about what to expect for Season 2: Access and download the Sphero Global Challenge Season 1 mission briefs, challenges, and more in our resource library.