Welcome To Mission: Mars

An Innovation Challenge


In this challenge students work together to design, engineer, and prototype a Mars rover that can perform a variety of tasks and collect data on a simulated Martian surface.  Rovers will gather data from sensors including temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, magnetic fields, light intensity, and try to detect sound, water, and seismic activity.  They will be challenged to collect core samples all while controlling it remotely from their classroom in real time to simulate the delays in controlling rovers on another planet.  Each participating class will receive a Mission:Mars rover class kit but as registration is limited we encourage you to sign up now!

Select classes will have an opportunity to showcase their rover live at the June 9th, 2022 Altantic School MakerFaire!

Mission Resources

We’ve created guides and made them printable for you to share with your class as they work on their Mars Rover! Click any of the cards below to download the mission resources. 

Mission 1

Mars Temperature

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Mission 3

Mars Atmospheric Pressure

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Mission 4

Sounds on Mars

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Mission 6

Seismic Activity on Mars

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Mission 8

Light Intensity

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Mission 9

Distance and Navigation of Objects

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Mission 10

Magnetic Fields

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Additional Resources

Below you will find guides that help you connect your Rover to the Cloud, Attach the b.Board to the Chassis, and how to attach your motors to the Chassis.

Questions? Let’s Connect!

We know you and your students will have questions about this Innovation Challenge.  Brilliant Labs is here to help.  This year we are creating lesson plans and guides to help you inspire students.  Josh Keys is leading this challenge and can answer your questions.  Email 


We would love to gather projects from around our 4 Atlantic Provinces to showcase in our virtual Student MakerFaire. This virtual event will be held before the end of the school year.  Here are fun ways that your class can participate :

  1. Make a timelapse video of your build.
  2. Share pictures on social media and tag us in them. Quick links below.
  3. Keep track of your progress and share those images with us.
  4. Create a photo album.

We are here to help teachers, youth, and communities innovate and develop a sustainable and socially responsible entrepreneurial spirit.