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Cardboard Challenge 2016

Cardboard Challenge 2016

Some of us have really grown to love cardboard. As summer camp kids learned this year, it is an amazing resource for prototyping serious designs and for just having fun. With just a little prodding and equipping, creativity naturally springs forth from even the youngest of us.

One young boy gained national attention when he refused to let summer freedom lead to summer boredom. Instead, Caine Monroy invested his time and available resources to build something for others to enjoy…Caine’s Arcade.

That summer, 9 year old Caine Monroy accomplished so much more than building an arcade from cardboard. He managed to inspire kids (and adults) all across the nation. Now, we too are responding to the Imagination Foundation’s Cardboard Challenge.

Brazos Robotics and Mentors&Makers will be co-hosting build events and a community play day for the Cardboard Challenge 2016. All events are open to the public and will be held at Mentors & Makers in College Station. Kids of all ages are invited to help build midway/arcade games from cardboard at one of the three build days. Then, on the Oct 1st play day, the community is invited to…well, play. Individuals may pay a nickel for each play or buy a “fun pass” for a buck ($1). All proceeds will support the Brazos Robotics programming including BotClub, Summer Camps, STEP robot competition, and our new Mobile Education Unit.

Follow the links below to Register Now for one of the Build Days:

Sept 10, 1-3pm

Sept 17, 1-3pm

Sept 24, 1-3pm

Elementary schools are encouraged to contact us to use the “fun pass” fundraiser to bring the new Mobile Education Unit to your school.

If these events are full and you are interested, please let us know so we can open up some more sections.