Rules

The goal of the competition is to motivate children to turn the time spent playing Minecraft into learning new technical skills, and showing us their vision of Future Factories.

 

What are the children going to learn?

 

  • orientation in 3D space using coordinates
  • logic circuits using REDSTONE
  • programming and automatization with COMMAND_BLOCK
  • interconnection with the real electronics

 

Who can sign up?

 

  • anyone – just choose your category
  • also individuals can join the competition
  • pupils from nvias meetups are preparing for this competition automatically
  • together with TIP Plzeň, we are preparing workshops at primary schools in the Pilsen region – check out the workshop list
  • registered participants will receive from us the “how to do”

 

What are the competition categories?

 

The following categories will be announced.

 

  • up to 10 years – the factory built in vanila Minecraft without modes, must contain the construction itself and some logic / automation using redstone
  • 10-16 years – a factory built in vanila Minecraft without modes, must contain the construction itself, some logic / automaton using redstone and the function using block command
  • Connected worlds – the best realization of Minecraft and littleBits connection
  • free style – no matter the age, everything is allowed including the use of modes
  • The most successful video – voting will be on nvias.org YouTube channel

 

Texture packs are allowed.

 

What do I have to create and send?

 

Each team must create a video with a presentation of their Future Factory. In the video, introduce your team and how you built the factory. Read the Competition criteria to know how the jury will decide.

 

We also request the following information:

 

  • Team name
  • Team members names (minimum 1, max 5)
  • The name of the factory
  • Short description: 250 characters
  • Video length must be 3 min +/- 15 seconds

 

Competition criteria

 

  • Factory and overall concept – own factory environment – paths for material and finished products, energy solutions, possibilities of relaxation, entertainment, living, …
  • Logic and Automation – automation and logic solutions in the factory and its surroundings
  • Video presentation – Team presentation, factory presentation, surroundings and all sceneries

 

Why sould I sign up?

 

All the teams that have signed up will receive:

 

  • tips and tricks for makeup for your factory,
  • alerts for workshops that will take place both physically and online
  • inspiration from other teams

 

Important dates

 

  • team applications – until December 31th 2019
  • submission of the competition video – 20.  1.  2020
  • end of public voting for best video – 27.  1.  2020
  • announcement and award ceremony – 29.  1.  2020

 

Prizes for winners

 

  • each participants will receive original t-shirt Future Factory 2019 / 20
  • the main price in each category is Google Voice AIY kit – including Rapsberry Pi 3

       

Registration form