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    STEMSEL Invention Competitions 2018

    At The Royal Adelaide Show

    The Royal Adelaide Show and STEMSEL Foundation are hosting four ezSystem Robotics Competitions and invention competitions for both juniors and adults which will require innovation, creativity and especially how the projects can help disadvantaged people. Winners and outstanding entries will be on official display at the Show.

    The competitions will be held over from the 31st of August to 9th of September 2018 and will include five competitions: Line Following, Remote Control Soccer, an Egg Incubator, UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) and an Innovation Competition. The competitions will be held at the Royal Adelaide Show on public display.

    These competitions, are open to any High School students or teams of up to three students per entry. In previous years, the competitions have only been open to students, but this year we are proud to announce that there will also be an innovation competition open to adults and tertiary students.

    We recommend participants to bring a notebook running Windows operating system and a power supply to program their microcontrollers and make final adjustments prior to commencement of the competitions, as there will be few computers on hand. 

    The closing date for registration is end of June 2018 .

    Demonstrations will be held at the Royal Adelaide Show for judges and participants, where the participants will be given show entry tickets. School workshop classes may be organised by arrangement with STEMSEL Foundation by email at miro@stemsel.com.

    To learn more about the Royal Adelaide Show, please click here.

    Competition Categories

    Control Circuits and Programming - The Egg Incubator

    The objective of this contest is to design and build an incubator for exotic eggs. The incubator requires temperature and movement control. The eggs must roll twice a day to stop the embryo from sticking to the shell.. This project requires the students to apply their science, technology, engineering, mathematics and entrepreneurial skills in a practical manner.

    UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle)

    Aviation and avionics with assistance from RAAF and STEMSEL circuitry. This competitions requires building and programming an unmanned aerial vehicle, that is either remote controlled or autonomous. STEMSEL Foundation can also supply a quadrocopter base that can be programmed with ezSystem.

    Robotics (Line Following)

    The Line Following eRacer robots can be provided by STEMSEL Foundation and the competitors program the robots with ezSystem. Alternately competitors can build their own robot base, and mount ezSystem onto it. The competition is judged based on the time it takes for the robots to complete the track.

    Robotics (Soccer via Remote Control)

    The Remote Control Soccer Robot is controlled via a computer using ezSystem. Once again, STEMSEL Foundation can provide a robot base, or competitors can build their own.

    The robot can be controlled wirelessly or using another form of remote control (for example: a PlayStation 2 controller). Another competitor may be on the field (if time permits) to be a defender and the other an attacking robot. The robot may sense the other robot, sense the position in the field and be able to be controlled with a program, such as ezSystem.

    Innovation, Invention and Enterprise Competition (Junior and Adult)

    This competition enabled participants to demonstrate their STEMSEL innovation and creativity. Competitors were required to develop a commercially viable invention which performs tasks by programming microcontrollers using the simple and easy to use ezSystem software. The main categories are "Entertainment and Recreation", "Environment Issues", "Agricultural Application", "Manufacturing and Industrial Applications" and "Energy and Transport.

    Innovation, Invention and Enterprise Competition (Junior Teams)

    This competition is to design an idea or model for either a - a) Smart City or b) Smart Farm. The invention may have a solution to some of these problems. Examples could include traffic control, waste disposal and sanitation, improving productivity, transport and energy, lighting, cooling and heating, power generation, communication systems, fresh water and storage, soil erosion, etc.

    Competition Judges

    We had the honor of having three pre-eminent STEMSEL personalities, Fernando C Gonzalez, John Phillips, and Nkandu Beltz as past Judges for RAS STEMSEL Innovation competitions.

    Fernando C Gonzalez John Phillips Nkandu Beltz
    Gonz John Phillips nkandu
    Squadron Leader of the Royal Australian Air Force. STEM Task Force Manager of The Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering at the University of Sydney. Full time STEMSEL Ambassador.

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