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Here’s a chance to learn coding without using a computer. This mechanical robot has coding buttons that snap onto a coding wheel to change the robot’s functions. Five different play styles allow the robot to draw, carry items, act as a forklift, throw things or play soccer!


Here are 3 science facts: can you tell which one is false? If you would like a chance to win a 5-in-1 Mechanical Coding Robot, tell us which fact is fake and send us your own accurate science fact. Be careful where you find your information!
•    Reindeers’ eyes turn from gold in summer to blue in winter to help them see at lower light levels.
•    Instead of having a separate anus and mouth, jellyfish poop and eat out of the same hole.
•    Hippopotamus milk is pink.

Mechanical 5 coding robot

How to enter

To be in the running to win one of these fantastic prizes, photograph your entry and email it to helixassist@csiro.au by 31 August 2021. Include your name, age, address and Double Helix subscriber number*. Get a parent’s permission, and ask them to sign each entry. The best entries in each competition will win.

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Terms and conditions of entry

1. To be valid, all entries must include name, address, age of entrant and Double Helix subscriber number. 2. All entries become the property of CSIRO and will not be returned. 3. Entering the competition assigns copyright to CSIRO. 4. Entries will be judged on creative merit, not by chance. 5. Age will be taken into consideration when judging. 6. All decisions on competitions are final and will not be discussed further. 7. Winners will be notified by mail and the names of competition winners only will be published three issues later. 8. CSIRO shall not be liable for any damage or loss suffered in connection with any of the prizes. 9. Any change in value of the prize between the publishing date and the delivery date is not the responsibility of CSIRO. 10. In the case that prizes become unavailable after the publishing date, CSIRO will send an alternative prize. 11. The closing date for this issue's entries is 31 August 2021. 12. Competition entries must be the entrant's own work. 13. It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure copyright of their entry is not assigned elsewhere. 14. Winners should allow six weeks for prize delivery.

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