MadMaker - Embedded System Design Challenge

MadMaker is a six-week online challenge aimed at Year 9 students to educate them about embedded systems and their use in everyday life. It involves using Arduino Esplora boards to investigate fun and interactive ways to use science, technology, engineering and maths to solve real-world problems.

What equipment does my school need to participate?

You will need computers, an internet connection and Arduino Esplora boards. We are offering a limited number of equipment grants to schools that register to participate. Grants include a classroom package worth up to $1200, including Arduino Esplora boards for your students.

Teacher Training Workshops

To assist you and your school’s participation we are hosting teacher training workshops. These workshops count towards registered professional development hours through NSW BOSTES.

When is it?

The 2016 MadMaker Challenge will run from Monday 10th October until Friday 18th November.

How can my school participate?

You need to register your interest online at