We would not be able to run the MOONBOTS 2017 Challenge without our amazing Partners with their amazing products, philosophies and international reach

VEX Robotics creates the tools that educators and mentors use to shape the learners of today into the problem solving leaders of tomorrow. At VEX, we envision a world where every student has the opportunity to be inspired by the excitement of hands-on STEM learning and knows the feeling of creating something with technology. We want people of all ages and background to recognize that creative problem solving is fun and see its importance in shaping a better future. To learn more about our educational programs and extra-curricular robotics competitions, visit VEXRobotics.com.

LEGO®​ ​ Education offers playful learning experiences and teaching solutions based on the LEGO system of bricks, curriculum-relevant material, and physical and digital resources to preschool, elementary, middle school, and after school. In partnership with educators for more than 35 years, we support teaching in an inspiring, engaging, and effective way. Our educational solutions, which range from the humanities to science, enable every student to succeed by encouraging them to become active, collaborative learners, build skills for future challenges, and establish a positive mind-set toward learning.

Invented in England by Frank Hornby in 1898, Meccano was conceived as a model-construction system, based on the principles of mechanical engineering.  Adhering to a “Mechanics Made Easy” ethos, the sets are comprised of re-usable metal strips, plates, wheels, axles and gears, with nuts and bolts to connect the pieces. Acquired by Spin Master Ltd. in 2013, Meccano continues to infuse innovation into the line by incorporating new materials and advanced technologies into its building sets. For generations, Meccano has inspired countless engineers, designers, architects and creative minds of all ages. The brand continues to work with builders, creators, visionaries and educators to develop products that inspire the pioneers of the future. Meccano maker systems are currently sold in more than 50 countries. Spin Master, Meccano’s parent company, is a multi-category children’s entertainment company that has been designing, developing, manufacturing, and marketing consumer products for children around the world since 1994 and is recognized as a global leader within the toy industry.

FIRST®​ (F​or ​I​nspiration and ​R​ecognition of ​S​cience and ​T​echnology) was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.

FIRST is ​More Than Robots. ​FIRST participation is proven to encourage students to pursue education and careers in STEM-related fields, inspire them to become leaders and innovators, and enhance their 21st century work-life skills.

Dexter Industries is an American educational robotics company that develops robot kits that make programming accessible for everyone.

Dexter Industries was founded in 2010 by John Cole. Like most great companies, it started on kitchen table where kits and products were hand designed, hand assembled, and shipped to our customers. After a few years of developing sensors for LEGO® MINDSTORMS®, he came up with the idea to connect LEGO MINDSTORMS with the Raspberry Pi single board computer. The idea was launched as a Kickstarter Project called the BrickPi and turned out to be quite successful. We’ve been building robots for the Raspberry Pi ever since!

Originally focused on hobbyists, hackers, engineers and makers, we soon found out that our kits were being used in classrooms all around the world to teach students computer science, electrical engineering and robotics. We’re now dedicated to building better content — from manuals and projects to curriculums and teachers’ notes, to make building, learning and teaching more accessible and fun for everyone.

Robomatter Incorporated is a technology and engineering curriculum solutions provider focused on bringing STEM experiences to students by leveraging the motivational effects of computer science and robotics. Robomatter's solutions include research-backed curricula, interactive technology tools, STEM teacher professional development programs, and certification programs through a partnership with Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Academy. Learn more at www.robomatter.com.

GeekDad is a blog for dads who love science, technology, education, and math, and want to raise their kids in their own geeky image. GeekDads build, collect, tinker, play, and learn. They bring their passion for information and hands-on fun to everything they do, especially parenting. The GeekDad blog seeks to share this passion and enable parents and kids everywhere to be the awesome geeks they are meant to be.

The GeekMom blog is a destination for moms who love science and technology, gaming, crafts, and so much more. GeekMoms lead by example, seeking to endow their kids with the same boundless curiosity and passion for learning that they live by. Every day, the GeekMom blog brings readers reviews, editorials, and projects that help parents everywhere be the best, and geekiest, they can be.

With the vision of always help users in taking the best decision when they buy technology and teach them how to use gadgets for good and improve the human been, because we believe technology has the power to change the world in a good way, ​ ​Parentesis.com is the most​ important technology media (digital) in Mexico.

We have news coverage, review gadgets like smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs, videogames and even cars.

We cover consumer technology shows like CES, at Las Vegas; Mobile World Congress, at Barcelona, and IFA, at Berlin.

With seven years in the business,​ ​Parentesis.com​ have now over 1.8M sessions, 1.5M unique visitors and 5M pageviews per month in Mexico, and other countries like the U.S., Argentina, Venezuela, Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Spain.