Welcome to PHRoboCon

(Port Harcourt Robot Festival)

...emerging Champions, emerging solutions!

Innovative Summer 2020

The mission of PHRoboCon is to give as many young people all the opportunity to develop and showcase their creativity and problem solving skills in a fun and engaging way; leading to competitive STEM solutions to boost the economic prosperity of Rivers State and our dear Garden City. At PHRoboCon, more young people explore their minds towards identifying a prevailing problem and designing superior STEM solutions to such a problem.

This is how we Explore Feel Compete Create Model 

Season Theme

#PackWell

PackWell = Smart Waste Solution (#CleanCity)

The challenge is to model a robotic solution, called PackWell to typically solve the problem of Waste Management; a Smart Waste Solution that can be proudly integrated into the Port Harcourt metropolis to fully regain its Garden City Status. Are you a group or team of Smart Kids in your School whether or not yet in STEM Club? You can register your team and prepare in 2 to 3 months to demonstrate the genius in you. Register your team and Join the Contest Now!

Contest Categories

Main Contest

Main Contest is the Virtual and Physical Design of the PackWell Solution. A Simulated and Physical design of the Smart Waste Solution Model. It is open to all Primary and Secondary Schools only.

7 - 18 years

Side Contest

Side Contest Category is only open to STEM Kids in schools who are in other STEM areas apart from Robotics. The Side Contest Category challenge is to design the best supporting solutions in the following STEM Areas: App Development, Electronics, Animation, Game Development, Drone Technology, AI, Blockchain Technology, IoT for PackWell to function in its full capacity.

7 - 18 years

Open Contest

Open Contest Category is only open to young people out of Secondary School inclduing undergraduates. The  Grand Finale will feature the Open Contest Category where young people out of school would demonstrate  different solutions from different STEM areas. Overall Best Side Contestants would compete for the Ultimate PHRoboCon Prize.

15 years & above

Open for Every STEM Kid in School

The Side and Open Contest Categories would receive solutions from the following STEM Areas both in Virtual & Physical Contest Modes.

  •  Electronics – STEM Kids in Electronics would be building the most ideal Circuits for PackWell to function as intended.
  • App Development – STEM kids in App Development would be contesting on the PackWell App for citizens to locate the nearest PackWell to them,  use it and  and get rewarded for disposing of their wastes using PackWell.
  • Animation – STEM Kids in Animation option would be designing and competing on the most innovative animated story-telling, describing the benefits of PackWell
  • Game Development – STEM kids in Game Development would be developing and competing for the best developed Game, describing how Port Harcourt citizens would use the PackWell solution and get rewarded by scoring points which can translate into currencies to be used in purchasing stuffs at groceries or superstores.
  • Drone Technology – STEM Kids in Drone Technology option would be demonstrating a supporting solution to the PackWell to function in it best capacity.
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) – STEM Kids in AI option would be designing and competing on the best AI system to support the functionality of the PackWell.
  • Blockchain Technology – STEM Kids in Blockchain would be designing and competing on the best Blockchain project to support the functionality and reward  system for PackWell.
  • IoT (Internet of Things) – STEM Kids in IoT would be designing and competing on the best IoT project to support the functionality of PackWell.

Contest Modes

Virtual Contest

This is the 1st stage of the contest. Contestants would enter all their solutions within the stipulated timeframe of the virtual contest.

Date (Virtual Contest)

October 25th >>> October 31st, 2021.

Physical Contest

Physical Contest is the final stage and Grand Finale of the event to demonstrate the solutions in the presence of Judges and a live audience.

Date (Physical Contest)

Friday 26th & Saturday 27th November, 2021.

Prizes/Trophies/Awards

The Ultimate PHRoboCon Prize ($2,000) goes to the Main Contest & Side Contest Categories including certifications. While Other Cash Prizes and certifications go to the Open Category Contestants.

Golden Medal: Winning School

A share of the ultimate prize of $2,000, the Gold medal and certifications.

Silver Medal: 1st Runner-Up

A share of the ultimate prize of $2,000, the Silver medal and certifications.

Bronze Medal: 2nd Runner-Up

A share of the ultimate prize of $2,000, the Bronze medal and certifications.

Game Rules

Make sure you download the Game Rules which is your ultimate guide to help you stay within the terms and conditions of the Contest.

Competition Tools

Competition tools and building blocks are open to the choice of the contestants, spanning through different programming languages, except for the main Contest Category. The main Contest Category (Robotics) is restricted to Spike Prime, EV3 Mindstorm, Arduino, DoBot and their corresponding programming languages. However, for the Virtual Contest, PackWell Solution shall be modelled and simulated by all participants using the Virtual Robotics Toolkit (VRT) adopted by STEM Professionals. Virtual Robotics Toolkit is the first statutory tool for all participants before moving to all other chosen building tools for the physical contest.

Open to All Participating Schools, Side Contestants, Open Contestants and LIVE Audience.

The State Finals is a physical Grand Finale to assemble all the contesting Schools to demonstrate the physical solutions of the Overall Best Schools and the Contest for the Ultimate PHRoboCon Prize (a share of $2,000) and many other prizes for other School teams and Side Contestants in an event to be graced by top statesmen, dignitaries and Business investors who are in search of quality solution and talented young people to invest in.

Judges

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