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Cardboard Automata Competition

We will provide basic instruction, tips, and hints—you take care of the rest. To register for the competition, email your name to


Cardboard Automata entries will be voted on by guests visiting the Maryland Science Center on competition day. Awards and prizes will be given based on the following categories:

Most Scientifically Inspired

Awarded to the automaton design inspired by a famous scientist or scientific concept.

Mechanical Engineer Award

Awarded to the automaton design with the most awesome mechanisms.

Storyteller Award

Awarded to the automaton design with the most creative narrative.

Free to enter competition. Admission on competition day will also be free for participant.

Categories: Family Oriented

Event Venue

Maryland Science Center

601 Light Street, Inner Harbor
Baltimore, MD 21230
  • Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 11:00am

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