Challenge A: Maze Craze

A Maze-Craze


The Technical Challenge prompts students to complete tasks by using engineering, research, strategic planning and related skills.

  • Design and build a device to navigate a tournament-provided maze.
  • Design and build a prop that transforms in the maze.
  • Design and build a way to remove an object from the maze.
  • Create and present a story about a journey through the maze.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

Your Affiliate Challenge Masters

Betsy Broughton
Adam Morin

Feb 9, 2018

Another reminder! Only one week left to ask for team clarifications!!!!

Clarifications close at midnight PST Feb 15, 2018!!!

Please remember, if you have questions about your solution after this date they cannot be answered by the Challenge Masters or Regional Directors!

Regional Directors can still answer questions about your Presentation Site.

We hope everyone is enjoying navigating this aMAZing challenge.

Jan 15, 2018

Just a reminder! Team Manager bootcamp is this Saturday at the Grafton Middle School. This is your chance to come ask questions directly to the Challenge Masters!! We hope to see as many of you as possible! The weather even looks to be clement!

Nov 5, 2017

Hello everyone!

We hope you are having fun getting started with this year’s challenge. There is a Published Clarification changing the Cost section of Rules of the Road that may affect many of our teams.

# 1 2017-11-01 Rules of the Road, Section VII.E.4.b

In Rules of the Road, section VII.E.4.b should read: “Computers and related equipment: All equipment used as a computer or used to create computing devices are exempt. This includes, but is not limited to: laptops, desktops, mobile devices (such as tablets, smartphones, smartwatches, etc.), printers, networking equipment (such as Wi-Fi hotspots and routers), microcomputers (such as Raspberry Pi), microcontrollers (such as Arduinos and basic stamps) and Lego Mindstorms (only the computer, computer device/intelligent brick, and sensors are exempt). Equipment that is used in the modification of these computing devices is also exempt, including packaged parts such as breadboards and jumpers. Related hardware, such as carts used specifically and only to support the computer, and commercially produced and available software, as long as the product resulting from its use is of the team’s design, are also exempt.”

Please remember to carefully read and reread the Challenge AND Rules of the Road as you travel along your your aMAZEing solution paths.

Betsy and Adam

Sept 27, 2017

Welcome everyone to the technical challenge, Maze Craze!

As the season progresses we will be using this page to post information we hope will help as your team negotiates their problem solving journey so please check back here on a regular basis.

We want to remind you to save the date for the team manager boot camp on January 20th! We are looking forward to meeting everyone.

We can’t wait to see this year’s amazeing solutions!


Betsy and Adam







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