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Because of VEX, I learned.... A must watch video!

This video says it all to me.

Because of VEX, I learned...

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Please help me contact these teams they have registration problems!

Hi all

 

I am trying to get in contact with the following teams/schools so that we can complete their registration process. If anyone can get in touch with them to ask them to read the email with the subject 'Robotics Team Season Registration (....) needs more information from you." This is important as they have not completed the registration process and are not registered with robot events for the season yet.

 

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Volunteer at APAC17 and stay in Rotorua for free*

The Kiwibots will be covering the cost of accommodation for the volunteers that say with the volunteer team at the Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park in Rotorua!

*The catch is that you will need to volunteer for all 4 days of the event and stay in the bunk bed cabins at the Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park. You will need to volunteer by the 12th of October to qualify. We have booked out all of the cabins so you will almost have the park to yourselves. I will be contacting those who have already volunteered to see if they want to stay at the holiday park.

Please note that we have not arranged any official supervision of the volunteers at the Park yet.

We need an army of volunteers. That includes you!

We need teachers, students, university students, anyone to step up and put their hand up to help make the biggest robotics competition ever held in the Southern Hemisphere a resounding success. We need volunteers for every role.

We understand that your time is valuable and know that what we are achieving for students around New Zealand is also valuable so we would love to have your support.

We will train our volunteers so don't worry about needing to know anything.

Let us know if you are interested by visiting https://goo.gl/forms/jBCgyi8WgH0TW0F82 to let us know how you can help. If you have told someone else you can help then please fill out our form anyway. Pass on the word.

You can volunteer even if you have never volunteered before!

  • If you are a teacher that will be bringing a team then please volunteer, your students will be fine without you in the pits.
  • If you are a team member that will not have anything to do then volunteer! We need you.
  • If you can speak Chinese then Yay! We need translators.
  • You get the picture.

Please visit https://goo.gl/forms/jBCgyi8WgH0TW0F82 to let us know how you can help.

Any questions please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Volunteer for three or more days and get free lunch and a free volunteer VEX t-shirt. But you will need to volunteer by the 12th of October to qualify.

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FREE VEX t-shirts

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If you want a free VEX t-shirt then all you have to do is volunteer at APAC17 for a minimum of three days. These volunteer t-shirts are being sponsored by SMC Pneumatics and have been designed to be worn well after the event. These are really good t-shirts that are fully custom printed on Ultra Mesh 100% polyester quick dry moisture wicking fabric.

T-shirts will only be available for the first 50 volunteers that sign up before the 12th of October as we have to go to print on the 20th Oct!

To sign up as a volunteer go to https://goo.gl/forms/jBCgyi8WgH0TW0F82

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VEX IQ Holiday Programme Palmerston North

Holiday Course 2017

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Schools line up for first Māori robotics challenge

Hi team

Great coverage of VEX last night!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWO4XQOAa-M&sns=em

Chris
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Scrimmage/Workshops and sausage sizzles and VOTING

The 23rd is going to be a BIG day.

1/ Vote. I do not care who you vote for. Just VOTE, you have not idea how lucky you are to be able to do so.

2/ Go to a scrimmage. Auckland Uni one will have a saussage sizzle so have some spare cash for food.

3/ Have fun.

4/ Vote! Not twice just once is enough.

 

See you soon.

Chris

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APAC17 is getting real.

It is getting real! Click on the poster for more information.

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The biggest VEX robotics event is coming to Rotorua this December 4th-7th 300+ teams - Register now

Hi all

The Asia pacific robotics competition is coming to Rotorua and registrations for the event are now open.

This will be the BIGGEST robotics event to EVER be held in the Southern Hemisphere. Teams from 10 countries are coming so don't miss out. It will be like going to the World Championships but much closer to home.

We are expecting 300+ teams from 10 countries to attend and spaces are limited so we need you to register urgently.

To register for events

  • You can find all events in New Zealand by going to https://kiwibots.co.nz/events/calendar
  • Scroll down the event list until you find the event you are interested in
  • Click on the link for the event to go to the robot events page for the event
  • Log in if needed by clicking on “Login to Register a Team” link NOT the “Login” link 
  • You can then select team numbers that you want to register for the event.

If you have not registered for the season yet then you will need to do so before you can register for events.

Don’t worry about paying just yet as I am looking for sponsors to cover your registrations etc.

Regards

Chris Hamling

 

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Soon you will not be able to compete if you are not registered!

Hi all

By now everyone should be registered with the USA and Robot Events. There are several teams that have not completed the registration process* so we need you to do that NOW. Very soon we will be insisting that any one that attends scrimmages etc are registered on Robot Events. This will allow us to start formalising results on Robot Events. It would be very sad if you came to an event and could not compete!

Please help us get this done as our VEX worlds qualification spots depend on the number of teams we have registered for the season.

Regards

Chris Hamling

 

*The registration process for the season is

1/ Order a registration from the Kiwibots

2/ Complete the form linked to in the email that you will have received from the Kiwibots.

3/ if you are fully registered you will have received an email with the subject “Team Registration Completed” from us. If you have not received this email then you are not registered and need to take action urgently.

4/ Once fully registered you can register for Events through Robot Events.

 

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HELP volunteers needed - time for you to give back to the program

Asia Pacific VEX Robotics Competition 2017 is coming to Rotorua in Dec 2017.

We are starting to get into the real details with planning the 2017 VEX Asia Pacific robotics competition and we need to start recruiting an army of volunteers. That includes you!

The event will take place in conjunction with the VEX IQ nationals between the 4th and 7th of December in Rotorua. Setup day will be the 3rd and pack down on the 8th.

We need teachers, students, university students, anyone to step up and put their hand up to help make the biggest robotics competition ever held in the Southern Hemisphere a resounding success. We need volunteers for every role.

Details of the event will be coming thick and fast over the next week but we need to start finding volunteers now. Let us know if you are interested by visiting https://goo.gl/forms/jBCgyi8WgH0TW0F82 to let us know how you can help. If you have told someone else you can help then please fill out our form anyway. Pass on the word.

You can volunteer even if you have never volunteered before!

  • If you are a teacher that will be bringing a team then please volunteer, your students will be fine without you in the pits.
  • If you are a team member that will not have anything to do then volunteer! We need you.
  • If you can speak Chinese then Yay! We need translators.
  • You get the picture.

Please visit https://goo.gl/forms/jBCgyi8WgH0TW0F82 to let us know how you can help.

Any questions please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thanks

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VEX EDR AND IQ events this weekend

This weekend there will be VEX events in Auckalnd, Palmerston North and Christchurch! Visit https://kiwibots.co.nz/events/calendar for details of an event near you.
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Free - VEX IQ Workshops 9/9 & 23/9 - Auckland

This Saturday 9/9 we will be holding our second VEX IQ workshop at Onehunga High School for anyone that has a VEX IQ kit and would like some help with it. We will be focussing on the competition andplaying friendly practice matches so come along  with your robot and we will help you modify it to improve it

 

Please let us know you are coming by filling in your details here https://goo.gl/forms/4rXLNIegfWtfinlh2

Starts at 10:30

Ends at: 14:30

We will also be holding a workshop on the 23/9 with the aim of getting ready for the VEX IQ nationals in December. If you are a rookie or an experienced roboteer then this series of workshops are for you.

See you there

Chris Hamling

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Lynfield College tonight on TV3 with Sophia!

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Hi,

If you get the chance to watch TV3 news at 6pm tonight there is a good chance that you’ll see some Lynfield College students being interviewed.

This happened yesterday afternoon/evening when we met Dr Ben Goertzel, the Chief AI Scientist from Hanson Robotics and Sophia who has been described as the most humanlike robot in the world. Sophia was a star in the robot debate at the recent RISE conference in Hong Kong, https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/12/the-future-is-scary/

We met with Dr Ben before the conference session and learnt quite a lot about making a life like robot and AI. Two of our students were then given the privilege of introducing Dr Ben Goertzel and Sophia to the MORGO conference at Waitangi yesterday. After the conference presentation we had the opportunity to talk more with Ben and interact with Sophia. During this time some of our team were interview by Simon Shepherd from Mediaworksfor a TV3 News article.

We had a great time with Dr Goertzel and Sophia.

Cheers

raig

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HELP we need volunteers for Dec - APAC17

Asia Pacific VEX Robotics Competition 2017 is coming to Rotorua in Dec 2017.

We are starting to get into the real details with planning the 2017 VEX Asia Pacific robotics competition and we need to start recruiting an army of volunteers. That includes you!

The event will take place in conjunction with the VEX IQ nationals between the 4th and 7th of December in Rotorua. Setup day will be the 3rd and pack down on the 8th.

We need teachers, students, university students, anyone to step up and put their hand up to help make the biggest robotics competition ever held in the Southern Hemisphere a resounding success. We need volunteers for every role.

Details of the event will be coming thick and fast over the next week but we need to start finding volunteers now. Let us know if you are interested by visiting https://goo.gl/forms/jBCgyi8WgH0TW0F82 to let us know how you can help. If you have told someone else you can help then please fill out our form anyway. Pass on the word.

You can volunteer even if you have never volunteered before!

  • If you are a teacher that will be bringing a team then please volunteer, your students will be fine without you in the pits.
  • If you are a team member that will not have anything to do then volunteer! We need you.
  • If you can speak Chinese then Yay! We need translators.
  • You get the picture.

Please visit https://goo.gl/forms/jBCgyi8WgH0TW0F82 to let us know how you can help.

Any questions please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thanks

 

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Free - VEX IQ Workshops 26/8, 9/9 & 23/9 - Auckland

This Saturday 26/8 we will be holding a special VEX IQ workshop at Glenfield College for anyone that has a VEX IQ kit and would like some help with it. We will be looking at the competition, modifying the protobot and simple programming. This is the first of a series of workshops.

Please let us know you are coming by filling in your details here https://goo.gl/forms/4rXLNIegfWtfinlh2

Starts at 10:30

Ends at: 14:30

We will also be holding workshops on the 9/9 and 23/9 with the aim of getting ready for the VEX IQ nationals in December. If you are a rookie or an experienced roboteer then this series of workshops are for you.

See you there

Chris Hamling

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Jack Barker from AURA on VRC flyer

Jack Barker from AURA features on page 2 of this year's game rules short form. See it here https://content.vexrobotics.com/docs/pdf/VRC-One-Pager-NP-lores-20170727.pdf

Jack is New Zealand's most successful VEX competitor!

Nice to see him on the page.

Chris Hamling 

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VEX EDR and IQ scrimmages this weekend 12th August

Just a friendly reminder that there are scrimmages in Auckalnd and Palmerston North this weekend.

For details visit 

Auckalnd VRC Scrimmage https://www.robotevents.com/robot-competitions/vex-robotics-competition/RE-VRC-17-2342.html

Auckland VRC Skills https://www.robotevents.com/robot-competitions/vex-robotics-competition/RE-VRC-17-2363.html

Auckland IQ Scrimmage https://www.robotevents.com/robot-competitions/vex-iq-challenge/RE-VIQC-17-2354.html

 

Palmerston North IQ Scrimmage https://www.robotevents.com/robot-competitions/vex-iq-challenge/RE-VIQC-17-2446.html

 

So now you know :-)

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Raspberry Pi Tournament Manager available

Good news everyone - the July release of TM dropped last night, including support for Raspberry Pi!
 
Detailed tutorial on setting up a Pi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1OTFrtZU2E
 
There is also a thorough section in the TM User Guide, starting on page 46, that details how to set up and use the Pi's for remote displays
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I am not going to the robot scrimmage this weekend because….

I am not going to the robot scrimmage this weekend because….

My robot is not ready – Every VEX competition can be played with a protobot, they are designed that way. By staying away until you think you have a killer design you are denying yourself the chance to see what other people have done and learn from them. The whole idea of scrimmages is to have fun, learn and improve.

There will not be other teams there – well if everyone stays away because there might not be other teams there then this is true. Things have to start somewhere. Be a leader and foundation competitor. Everyone is important.

I have only just started – That is great! We love to see new people at our events. You will soon find that you become one of the regular crew and an old hand.

I don’t know anyone – Join the club, this is how most people, geeks like you and me, feel. If you come you will be joining a great group of people just like you who are keen about technology. You could make someone’s day by just saying hello.

I am finding it hard to… - Yep that is why we have scrimmages so people can ask for help and get it. The only silly question is the one not asked.

Everyone will be better than me – Who cares if this is true, which it probably is not. As with any sport you get better by trying and training. The difference is that with robotics people want to help you as it makes them feel good.

I am a girl – WELCOME we need girls and they often do better than guys. We have lots of girls at our events.

I only have a VEX IQ robot – Great the VEX IQ challenge is the fastest growing robotics challenge in New Zealand. We will have the VEX IQ field at all events.

I am shy – Join the club! Every geek has their week spots and there are plenty of us at scrimmages. It is just that we soon forget we are shy.

I don’t have a robot – Come along there is probably someone who does not have a team!

I don’t have a team – Come along there is probably someone who does not have a robot!

I don’t have time – We all can find time to play! This is great fun and worth the effort.

So, what is your excuse for not coming to a scrimmage?

See you soon

Chris Hamling

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Kiwibots Web Store Finally re-stocked!

Hi All

I am pleased to let you know that the Kiwibots web store is finally fully restocked! There are new products (screws and EDR kits etc) in the store so have a look around.

VEX IQ is growing all the time and there are new spare parts in the store as well.

Regards

Chris Hamling

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VEX IQ Event in Auckland this weekend

If you have a V EX IQ robot then now is the time to start comming to our events! Do not wait until your robot is perfect as you will miss out on all the fun and practice taht our scrimmages offer. Just come along with your protobot and join all the other protobots at the event.

 

Location: Kristin School (Science and Technology Building)
Date: 29th July 2017
Schedule: 9am Doors Open
10am - Matches Start
12pm Lunch
12:45 - Matches Resume
3pm - Alliance Selection/Elimination Rounds
4pm Event Finishes

 

Be there and don't miss out.

 

Chris Hamling

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Auckland Scrimmage #3 This Weekend

The second Auckland VRC/VIQC event will be held this weekend at Kristin School and this will be a chance for everyone to play matches and test their current designs. We will have both VRC and VIQC fields both competitions will run.

Location: Kristin School (Science and Technology Building)
Date: 29th July 2017
Schedule: 9am Doors Open
10am - Matches Start
12pm Lunch
12:45 - Matches Resume
3pm - Alliance Selection/Elimination Rounds
4pm Event Finishes

There will not be registration for this event; however the events in the future will require registration so please make sure to be ready for this in future as we will need all teams to register in advance for each of the events to compete in them

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Lynfield College Students' stunning speech at the VEX Worlds 2017 Champions Dinner

Hi all

Last week I was given a copy of the speech given by Lynfield College at the VEX Worlds Champions Dinner. I was blown away when I heard it at the dinner and I am even more impressed now I listen to it again. This is a 'must watch' video as it underlines what the VEX robotics program is all about and what it means to participants.

You can view the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xv-kIFc3KvI

Well done Lynfield!

Chris Hamling

 

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Auckland Scrimmage This Weekend

The first Auckland VRC/VIQC event will be held this weekend at Glenfield College and this will be a chance for everyone to test out their designs and potentially play some matches as we get right into the new seasons. We will have both VRC and VIQC fields both competitions cna design and work on their robots

Location: Glenfield College Hall
Date: 1st July 2017
Schedule: 9am Doors Open
12pm Lunch
4pm Event Finishes

There will not be registration for this event; however all of the events in the future will require registration so please make sure to be ready for this in future as we will need all teams to register in advance for each of the events to compete in them

 

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Team Nominations for In The Zone Mobile Goals Giveaways

Greetings,

This season we are going to encourage community efforts between teams and at events and we will be giving away a free Mobile Base every month to the most deserving New Zealand VRC Team. Teams should nominate, using the link below, other teams who have made their event or time more enjoyable or provided them with help or support during the event. We encourage everyone around the country to nominate those teams who have been making that extra effort to make their events more enjoyable for all those around them. This is open to all New Zealand regions so please take the time to nominate! This won't take much of your time but will be a great benefit

At the end of each month the management team will select one team from the country who will then receive the In the Zone mobile goal free of charge. These will be judged every month for the rest of 2017 so make sure to keep those entries going; each team is encouraged to nominate one team who made their efforts better at each event so that we will have lots of entries to go through. This is for all regions so we want to make sure everyone contributes and the winning team will be announced each month along with the reasons they deserved it and how they made their event(s) more enjoyable. You are welcome to nominate teams from any event held in New Zealand

The nomination link for this season can be found at: https://kiwibots.co.nz/nominate

If there are any questions please feel free to ask at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will be happy to answer

We're looking forward to hearing everyone's entries and will be giving away the first mobile goal after the events held on the 1st July in Auckland and Palmerston North.

 

Regards

This offer is only valid for New Zealand teams. Teams cannot nominate their own organisation, winners will be announced each month via blog entry

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VEX Robotics - BOP/Waikato Regional meeting in Tauranga

Hi everyone

I am going to hold a regional meeting for all teachers and interested parties taking VEX Robotics teams at their schools.  We will have both VEX IQ (Primary/Intermediate) and VEX EDR (High school) at the same meeting.  The object of the meeting is to discuss what we can do as a region to encourage newer teams to get more involved, and also to set some dates for local scrimmages (friendly competitions).

The full game sets are not yet available in New Zealand, but we do have a few of the main game pieces for you to suss out if you haven't already seen them.

Time:  6pm

Date:  Friday 23 June

Venue:  House of Science - Upstairs,  100 Grey St, Tauranga.  

Parking:  Free and plenty of space in the parking building in Elizabeth St.

If you can't make it, I will take notes and send them out to you all after.

I would appreciate it if you could let me know if you are attending.

Thanks

Toni de Rijk

House of Science Robotics

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VEXIQ Full Game Elements at Auckland Launch Bootcamp

Hi,

 

We will have a full set of VEXIQ Ringmaster elements at tomorrows Auckland Launch Bootcamp so make sure to bring your IQ teams along! This will let them see and interact with the new game elements before the first scrimmage. We will have individual elements for VRC but not the entire game set sadly for this event

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KiwiChallenge Regionals & VRC/VIQC Bootcamp This Weekend

The Auckland KiwiChallenge regionals and bootcamp/workshop for the new VRC In The Zone and VIQC Ringmaster will be held this weekend at Lynfield College. This will be the chance for the Auckland KiwiChallenge teams to show what they have been working on and compete together. Following this there will be a workshop/discussion sessions throughout the day to look at the new games and and how to start designing robots and using design notebooks throughout the season. These workshops/discussion sessions will allow the new teams to understand the game and lets some of the experienced teams and mentors provide them with advice for the competition so they can be all ready for this season.

We encourage all teams to attend this as we will have game elements to look through and teams who have purchased their season registration through KIWIBOTS will be able to pick up elements at the event for each team registered and take these home to start working with so make sure to complete the season registration beforehand (reminder that the discount closes tomorrow at 11:59pm!)

Venue: Lynfield College (Main School Hall)
Date: 10th June 2017
Schedule: 9:30am - 4:00pm

There will be a BBQ/fundraiser by Lynfield College so please make sure to bring some cash along to support them! They will have a variety of food and it is definitely worth bringing money for this

You will not need to register for this event, it is open to past, current and new teams so we encourage everyone to come along for this event. 

If you have any questions or queries please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Season Registration Discount Ends this Thursday! Register Now

This is a reminder that the discount offered by the KIWIBOTS for the 2017-2018 season registration will end on the 8th of June (this Thursday) and we enourage all teams to take advantage of this discount before the price is increased by $77 NZD to match the full RobotEvents cost.

The process for registering is outlined below and teams that register before this date will be able to pick up their game objects at the starting events for each region

VEX EDR teams

Order 1 only of SKU Reg2017_1 for your first VEX VRC team then order 0 or more SKU Reg2017_2 for the rest of the teams that your school runs. For example, if you have 4 teams at your school then you will need to order 1 off REG2017_1 and 3 off Reg2017_2.

Ordering these parts will trigger the following

  • An email from us with a registration form to complete and return to us so that we can obtain all the necessary details to register you with the USA.
  • pay for your registration with the USA,
  • cover your team’s contribution to the 2018 VEX VRC nationals
  • and give you one VEX EDR game element to practice with per team.

VEX IQ teams

Order 1 only of SKU IQReg2017_1 for your first VEX IQ team then order 0 or more SKU Reg2017_2 for the rest of the teams that your school runs. For example if you have 4 teams at your school then you will need to order 1 off IQReg2017_1 and 3 off IQReg2017_2.

Ordering these parts will trigger the following

  • An email from us with a registration form to complete and return to us so that we can obtain all the necessary details to register you with the USA.
  • pay for your registration with the USA,
  • cover your team’s contribution to the 2017 VEX IQ nationals
  • and give you one VEX IQ game element to practice with per team.

The teams ordering contact will be notified via email of the registration information and sent a personalized link to complete the registration form which will be used for creating the VRC/VIQC teams. If you have registered and did not receive this email please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will notify you again. Please make sure to fill out this registration form as we will be unable to create your teams without having this completed.

If there are any queries or questions please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Season registration is required for all teams that wish to complete throughout the season and attend the 2017/2018 New Zealand National events or the Asia Pacific so we encourage you do to it early on

Please note that this discount of $77 NZD is only available to New Zealand teams, Australian teams are not included in this discount

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Kiwibots web store closed until 1st June & update on game elements

Hi

We will be doing a full stock take tomorrow 31st May so we will be taking the web store off line now and shipping all outstanding orders today. This will mean we can do a 100% accurate stock take and place a large restock order on the 2nd June.

If there is anything that you particularity want us to bring in from the USA please email me and I will make sure that I add it to the order.

We have been trying since Dec 2016 to get the new season’s game elements into NZ and we can finally say that they will leave Hong Kong this week. The reasons for the delay are very complicated and out of our control. Measures are being taken to make sure this delay is reduced next season. I will have prices for the game elements soon.

Regards

Chris Hamling

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Season Registration Discount Ends Soon! Register Now

This is a reminder that the discount offered by the KIWIBOTS for the 2017-2018 season registration will end on the 8th of June and we enourage all teams to take advantage of this discount before the price is increased by $77 NZD to match the full RobotEvents cost.

The process for registering is outlined below and teams that register before this date will be able to pick up their game objects at the starting events for each region

VEX EDR teams

Order 1 only of SKU Reg2017_1 for your first VEX VRC team then order 0 or more SKU Reg2017_2 for the rest of the teams that your school runs. For example, if you have 4 teams at your school then you will need to order 1 off REG2017_1 and 3 off Reg2017_2.

Ordering these parts will trigger the following

  • An email from us with a registration form to complete and return to us so that we can obtain all the necessary details to register you with the USA.
  • pay for your registration with the USA,
  • cover your team’s contribution to the 2018 VEX VRC nationals
  • and give you one VEX EDR game element to practice with per team.

VEX IQ teams

Order 1 only of SKU IQReg2017_1 for your first VEX IQ team then order 0 or more SKU Reg2017_2 for the rest of the teams that your school runs. For example if you have 4 teams at your school then you will need to order 1 off IQReg2017_1 and 3 off IQReg2017_2.

Ordering these parts will trigger the following

  • An email from us with a registration form to complete and return to us so that we can obtain all the necessary details to register you with the USA.
  • pay for your registration with the USA,
  • cover your team’s contribution to the 2017 VEX IQ nationals
  • and give you one VEX IQ game element to practice with per team.

The teams ordering contact will be notified via email of the registration information and sent a personalized link to complete the registration form which will be used for creating the VRC/VIQC teams. If you have registered and did not receive this email please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will notify you again. Please make sure to fill out this registration form as we will be unable to create your teams without having this completed.

If there are any queries or questions please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Season registration is required for all teams that wish to complete throughout the season and attend the 2017/2018 New Zealand National events or the Asia Pacific so we encourage you do to it early on

Please note that this discount of $77 NZD is only available to New Zealand teams, Australian teams are not included in this discount

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2017 Asia Pacific Robotics Competition in Rotorua - put it in your diary

Hi All

 

We are busy planning to hold the 2017 Asia Pacific Robotics Competition in Rotorua this December. This is not a press release so we are not mentioning any of the sponsors that we have yet. We want to do that formally soon.

 

The details that we can reveal at the moment are very limited  but we would like you to put it in your diary at the very least.

 

We are deeply involved in pulling a very large number of threads together so please do not flood us with emails about the event. If you feel that you really want to comment please email me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with APAC2017 at the start of the subject line. We have a great event planning team and we will be shoulder tapping some more of you in the very near future to help us. If you want to be involved in the planning please email me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Trust us we are thinking of everything and are trying to make this event a showcase event.

 

We are only putting this email out as we know that some of you have long processes to work through in order to attend. Every one in the Asic Pacific region is welcome to attend. Please note that in order to participate in VEX/Kiwibots events all participants will need to sign a consent for that will be very similar to the Kiwibots Consent Form for the season. People will not be able to participate at this event if they have not signed the form.

 

What we can say is

Location:Energy Events Centre in Rotorua

Dates and times (very tentative)

4th Dec:

     Check in & inspection on the 4th from 12:00 to 18:00

5th Dec:

     Check in& inspection from 08:00 to 10:00

     Powhiri followed by opening ceremony and show 11:00

     Practice fields open 13:00 until 18:00

6th Dec

     Doors open 08:00

     Competitions start 09:00

     Day end TBA

7th Dec

     Doors open 08:00

     Competitions start 09:00

     Day end TBA

 

Cost:

At the moment the registration fee will be $nz250 per team however we will do our best to reduce this as we get sponsors confirmed. Anyone that registers early will only be invoiced when we know the final minimum cost. Registration fees will go up as we get closer to the event so register early once we open registrations.

 

There will be 6 events running at the competition

    VEX EDR Hiogh School

    VEX EDR Middle School

    VEX IQ Middle School

    VEX IQ Junior school

    DBS Robotics

    Humanoid robotics

 

We are thinking of holding the VEX IQ NZ National Championships at the same time as it would make sense to use the fantastic venue when it is already set up. This is still under consideration and discussion.

 

In all we are anticipating in excess of 500 teams and 2000 people and we will work out divisions etc as we find out numbers.

This event will not qualify teams for the VEX World Championships however we believe that attending the biggest robotics competition to ever be held in the Southern hemisphere should be more than enough!

 

Regards

Chris Hamling

 

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Boot camp ideas and requests

As we start a new season we are very keen to support and up skill teams. We have a growing number of new teams and we are keen for our seasoned teams to give back to the community. The path to excellence is based on community support and what you can do for others.

In order to do this we need to find out what people would like to get training on and how they could help train. This can be any aspect of the VEX program from robot construction to on line challenges. Even if it a short tutorial on how to build a great gripper! These presentations could even be turned into on line challenge entries in their own right.

We want to hear your ideas and suggestions for things to cover, present and do training on at boot camps. This first stage is to get your ideas that we will subsequently put into a poll to see what we should cover first. We are very keen to get people to do training so please put your name down if you have something you think should be shared.

 

Please visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeLktwXW_Y3SZ8M7-27UYuJdlwyUI1sAYaYBL-DClbaEDDs3w/viewform?usp=sf_link to enter your ideas/requests

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Get much more from your VEX IQ kit and meet others to share ideas

A VEX IQ kit is far more than a build and forget toy.

The VEX IQ challenge  is designed to encourage students to develop their robots in order to maximise the points that they score while working with another robot. The excitement of the challenge means that students don’t let the dust gather on your investment. They get to meet others that are enthusiastic about robotics and share ideas on how to solve the problems that the challenge presents them with.

If you have bought a kit then the great world of competition robotics is waiting for you. Come to our VEX EDR & VEX IQ scrimmages in Auckland and Palmerston North on the 10th of June to find out how to get involved. The locations for the events will be posted on the Kiwibots calendar when they are confirmed. Events are free unless otherwise noted and there is often a sausage sizzle as well.

Don’t miss out.

See you there

Chris Hamling

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Potential Entry Fee and RobotEvents Changes Poll

Hi Everybody,

 

KIWIBOTS are now considering not uploading any event data/skills onto RobotEvents this season and this is due to the fact that REC Foundation/RobotEvents have introduced a $5 USD ($10 NZD incl GST) fee which is charged per team per event they attend to maintain their services. As KIWIBOTS we do not see a benefit to this and do not agree with this additional burden on teams, it has been considered to not publish any events to RobotEvents (excl. Nationals) this season.

 

However we would like to get team feedback on this matter and it is really important that every team even if you strongly agree or disagree with this matter quickly votes on it as then we can take this information to RobotEvents and show the results. This will take 1 minute to fill out and will greatly help us to work out how teams feel about this and if we can work with RobotEvents on this matter to have the fee reduced.

The survey can be found here: https://goo.gl/forms/ABvogdgdeyHHerZl2

If you have any queries or questions please feel free to email and ask at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thanks

Hayden Wilson
Registration Co-ordinator

 

 

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Auckland KIWI Challenge Regionals & #1 Scrimmage/Bootcamp

The Auckland KIWI Challenge regionals have now been moved to Saturday 10th June and these will be held at Lynfield College alongside the first planned VRC/VIQC scrimmage. We are sorry for the late change in date but this will give teams more time to prepare and showcase the event.

The first scrimmage in Auckland will not be a standard VRC/VIQC event as the game elements simply will not arrive in time. Instead we will be using this first scrimmage to hand out the individual elements to teams who purchase season registration before the 8th of June and KIWIBOTS will be holding sessions throughout the day at the event to discuss different elements about the game and the rules as well as working with the teams to help create high quality design notebooks for the 2017-2018 season.

More information about this scrimmage/boot camp will be published shortly but the core details are below and we look forward to seeing as many teams as possible. With what elements are available in NZ at the time will be available to look at and teams can complete season registration at this event

Venue Lynfield College, Main School Hall
Date: 10th June 2017

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Register now and save money!

Teams may have noticed that the registration fee for this season has gone up to $us150 for a first team and $us100 for subsequent teams. This increase is out of our control but well overdue.

In order to help teams register for the year and to get New Zealand teams registered early the Kiwibots have secured funding to cover the difference in the registration costs. This funding will be available for a strictly limited time so you will need to go to the Kiwibots web store and buy the appropriate ‘parts’ from our web store before the 8th of June.

To make the process clear you will need to do the following

VEX EDR teams

Order 1 only of SKU Reg2017_1 for your first VEX EDR team then order 0 or more SKU Reg2017_2 for the rest of the teams that your school runs. For example, if you have 4 teams at your school then you will need to order 1 off REG2017_1 and 3 off Reg2017_2.

Ordering these parts will trigger the following

  • An email from us with a registration form to complete and return to us so that we can obtain all the necessary details to register you with the USA.
  • pay for your registration with the USA,
  • cover your team’s contribution to the 2018 VEX EDR nationals
  • and give you one VEX EDR game element to practice with per team.

VEX IQ teams

Order 1 only of SKU IQReg2017_1 for your first VEX IQ team then order 0 or more SKU Reg2017_2 for the rest of the teams that your school runs. For example if you have 4 teams at your school then you will need to order 1 off IQReg2017_1 and 3 off IQReg2017_2.

Ordering these parts will trigger the following

  • An email from us with a registration form to complete and return to us so that we can obtain all the necessary details to register you with the USA.
  • pay for your registration with the USA,
  • cover your team’s contribution to the 2017 VEX IQ nationals
  • and give you one VEX IQ game element to practice with per team.

Postage cost

Game elements will be handed out to teams that attend the IQ & EDR events in Palmerston North or Auckland on the 10th of June. The postage cost will be removed from your order before you are invoiced. Elements will be sent to the University of Canterbury for Christchurch centred teams to pick up at one of their events.

Teams that do not attend these launch events will be charged postage for the game elements as per their on-line invoice.

Late registrations

Registrations received after the 8th of June will go up by $nz77 excl GST to reflect the increased cost of the USA registration fee.

Game element sets

We are working hard to get these to New Zealand along with field perimeters and tiles. This is top of our list and we have been arguing the case with the USA since December 2016. In the meantime, have your teams concentrate on game strategy and planning as this season’ game will be won by strategy more than a hastily conceived robot. The VEX Game Design Committee has deliberately made it so that strategy is needed this year as well as a good robot (BIG HINT)

Sharing designs and robots on the web

Please resist the temptation to show off your robot on the web this season. Feel free to help teams in New Zealand at scrimmages but keep the rest of the world guessing. Think New Zealand to win first and build up suspense until we live stream our National Event. This has worked well for us in previous years but we let too much be known in 2016 during the season and it did not work in our favour.

Please note

  • Teams are welcome to register directly with Robot Events if they wish to but they will not receive any practice game elements and will receive an invoice to cover a contribution towards the VEX EDR/VEX IQ nationals of $nz60 and $nz30 respectively.
  • Last season we had several schools registering as one group of teams. Please do not do this as it is unethical and will hurt New Zealand in the long run. The number of spots that we get to the World Championships is a function of the number of teams and distinct team numbers.

If you have any questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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World Champions again - 9 from 9 years

New Zealand has been to the VEX World Championships for 9 years now and every year including 2017 we have come back as World Champions. The VEX competition is now 10 years old and, as the first event was limited to California teams we can say that New Zealand have been to every VEX World Championships.

The 2017 World Championships had more robots competing than it had competitors in 2007 in addition the REC Foundation has had to make the VEX EDR and VEX IQ World Championships two separate events due to the popularity and size of the competitions. It is certainally getting harder to succeed at the World Championships!

This year AURA (Auckland University Robotics Association) lifted the VEX U World Championship trophy for New Zealand along with a trove of other trophies. AURA’s win was very convincing and their opponent could not come up with an answer to their massive dump strategy. AURA’s sustained and ongoing support of the VEX program in New Zealand was recognised by the Community Award. Such is the intensity of the competition that one simple move separated AURA who finished third in Skills from winning skills as well.

In High School Wingus & Dingus Robotics were narrowly defeated in a nail bighting division finals and Lynfield College made it to the Semi Finals. Westlake Girls High School won the first trophy for an all-girls New Zealand school when they received the Sportsmanship Award that is presented to a team that has earned the respect and admiration of the volunteers and other teams at the event. VEX Worlds uses ballots for this award.

Key criteria:

  • Team is courteous, helpful, and respectful to everyone at the event, on and off the field
  • Team interacts with others on the game field in the spirit of friendly collaboration
  • Team demonstrates respect and willingness to help event staff, other teams, and spectators
  • Team demonstrates excitement and enthusiasm throughout the event

Our VEX IQ teams did very well with Nakibots winning the Think Award that is presented to a team that has developed and effectively used quality programs as part of their strategy to solve the game challenge.

Key criteria:

  • All programming is cleanly written, well documented, and easy to understand
  • Team has explained a clear programming strategy to solve the game challenge
  • Team demonstrates their programming management process, including version history
  • Students understand and explain how they worked together to develop their robot programming

I was very pleased and impressed to see that our neighbours Goulburn High School from Australia won the VEX IQ STEM Research Award that is presented to the team that shares the most effective STEM Research Project presentation. This presentation, as well as the follow-up discussion with Judges, effectively demonstrates the students’ significant depth of understanding of their topic and research findings.

The presentation will also highlight the students’ work in sharing what they learned in an effective format.

Key criteria:

  • Identifies a challenge topic of interest that relates to the STEM theme for the season
  • Completes research and collects evidence using reliable sources
  • Demonstrates a well-organized and documented process to study and explain the research findings
  • Describes how the research findings were applied to develop and test the solution
  • Shares the solution in an effective and creative presentation
  • Students demonstrate an understanding of the entire research process
  • Students demonstrate teamwork and effective communication skills

The new 2017-2018 season is going to be an exciting one with sevearal major event in the pipeline. We will be bringing the ‘Girl Powered’ initiative to New Zealand and focussing on strengthening our foundations as the number of teams in New Zealand and Australia grow.

Visit http://kiwibots.co.nz to follow us.

Regards

Chris Hamling

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Auckland VRC 2017-2018 In The Zone Scrimmage Venues Needed

Hi Everyone,

 

With the new season coming up for VRC in the Auckland region we now require venues for all of our scrimmages. If schools are interested in providing a venue to cost an event, that would be excellent. We would require a large school hall/gym where anywhere from 30-50 teams could fit along with two VRC fields and an IQ field. We will provide these fields and AV gear but if th school has a projector for the venue that would be preferred. Internet availability for the event would also be requested for Tournament Manager so that results can be uploaded in realtime to RobotEvents/VEX Via.

The AKL scrimmage dates are below. We need venues for all but the 10th Feb which Pinehurst school has already offered to host

#1 - 10/06/2017 - TBA
#2 - 01/07/2017 - TBA
#3 - 29/07/2017 - TBA
#4 - 12/08/2017 - TBA
#5 - 26/08/2017 - TBA
#6 - 09/09/2017 - TBA
#7 - 23/09/2017 - TBA
#8 - 14/10/2017 - TBA
#9 - 02/12/2017 - TBA
#10 - 10/02/2018 - Pinehurst School
#11 - 17/02/2018 - TBA

If can host an event on one of these dates can you please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to organise this. Thank you very much to any organisation which is able to host.

We are still accepting feedback from the 2016-2017 season so if you have anything to say or want us to know about in relation to last season and it's scrimmages/season registration please take the time to fill out the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/NoZ6IjMKx8OsmH3N2

More information will be available regarding season registration soon for teams to fill out; we will be asking teams to complete this earlier in the season so now is the time to start thinking about how many teams you'll have for the season and we will have details out soon.

We anticipate field element kits not being available until June as VEX Robotics are only shipping kits in mid May.

Regards

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Christchurch Challenge - Scrimmage #2

UC Robotics, the new robotics club based at the University of Canterbury, is holding it's second scrimmage at Burnside High School. There will be 6+ high school teams attending and they will have an opportunity to work with our team members and compete with each other in the Christchurch Challenge game, designed by one of our team members.

Anyone is welcome to come along and watch the scrimmage; details below:
Burnside High School
Saturday 29th April, 9.30am - 3pm

I've attached a few pictures below of the game being played as well as some images from out first scrimmage.

Cheers,
UC Robotics

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KIWIBOTS 2016-2017 Season Feedback

Greetings,

 

KIWIBOTS are in the process of planning the 2017-2018 New Zealand season and would like to get the community's feedback on the past season and elements that worked well and other elements which might need improving. If you could please spare a couple of minutes of your time to fill out the following form it would be greatly appreciated. 

https://goo.gl/forms/TYE3op6rUuk2JQRA2

While we cannot action everything suggested to us, we will strive to take on the feedback and use it to improve our services and keep the teams happy for the 2017-2018 season. All data used will remain confidential so please feel free to be honest and let us know what we can do. This survey will be used to help shape the new season and the type of events.

If you have any queries about this survey please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Regards
Hayden Wilson

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Robot teens taking on the world with their clever machines

Have a look at this great article!

http://m.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=11824021

Well done House of Science for getting such a great peice in the paper.

Chris Hamling

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KiwiChallenge 2017 - Chassis Challenge Released

The 2017 KiwiChallenge Chassis Challenge has been released and all of the rules for the game can be found at the following link: https://kiwibots.co.nz/images/content/kiwichallenge/chassis_challenge/chassis_challenge_v3.pdf. We encourage teams to compete in this challenge and give it a go as we look to build a number of useful skills ahead of the 2017-2018 VRC game!

Scrimmages for the 2017 KiwiChallenge will be released soon for the different regions who are involved and this will give teams a chance to compete and the scores from around the country will be used in a National Rankings Table

Good luck to all teams!

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Online Challenge Winners

We would like to congratulate the following teams for their results in the online challenges, all of the entries from New Zealand have been of a high calibre however we had three winners for the challenges

 

 

Well done to these teams for their solid effort and amazing entries. We hope to see another set of great entries again next year

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Kiwibots 2017 Nationals results and photos!

What a great event!

I am at a loss for words to fully express my thanks to all the teachers, mentors, volunteers and sponsors that made the event such a success. Without you we would not exist. Please read down to the bottom of this email to acknowledge everyone that helped make the event a success.

This year's Nationals were held at our birthplace 9 years to the day where we held our very first Nationals. The event has grown and was three times the size of our first event. This year we decided to try a leaner event in order to see if we could take the event out of Auckland and initial results and feedback is all very promising. In fact he event seemed to be more friendly and teams liked being able to watch the competition from their pits!

We were at the event to celebrate a year’s worth of effort on the part of all the teams involved and to find out who would succeed in qualifying to represent New Zealand at the 2017 VEX Robotics World Championships in April.

Results can also be seen with match results on RobotEvents here

Excellence Award

2919A   Kristin School

Qualifies for:

World Championship

Design Award

2904C   Westlake Girls High School

Qualifies for:

World Championship

Tournament Champions

8757D   House of Science

2918E   Glenfield College

2918F   Glenfield College

Qualifies for:

World Championship

Robot Skills Winner

7682E   Wingus & Dingus Robotics

Qualifies for:

World Championship

Tournament Finalists

7682E   Wingus & Dingus Robotics

7682     Wingus & Dingus Robotics

2915A   Lynfield College

Innovate Award

2901     Rangitoto College

Create Award

2919A   Kristin School

Amaze Award

7682     Wingus & Dingus Robotics

Build Award

2919C   Kristin School

Think Award

3204P   St Peters College

Judges Award

2904A   Westlake Girls High School

Volunteer of the Year

Jess Chase

Community

5800A   Technology Experiment Primary School Of Nankai

Educate Award

4067A   Burnside High School

Promote Award

5606A - Feilding High School

Mentor of the Year Award

Ben Ellery

Teacher of the Year

Merryl Hamling

Partner of the Year Award

Auckland University of Technology    

Energy Award

2950A   St Cuthbert’s College

 

 

Congratulations to all of you!

 

 

 

Photographs

Photographs for the event were taken by Matthew Hamling and can be found on Flickr

Nationals 2017 Setup and Day 1 Awards

Nationals 2017 Day 1

Nationals 2017 Day 2

 

 

Videos

Nationals 2017 YouTube Day 1

Nationals 2017 YouTube Day 2

 

 

2017 Kiwibots Nationals VIPs

Sponsors

Volunteers

Judges

F&P Healthcare

Nathan Allen

Peter Wilson

Glidepath

George Gillard

Katana Dunn

Smales Farm

Jamie Davis

Andrew Kopnoff

The Royal Society

Hayden Wilson

Miranda Satterthwaite

Massey Univeristy

Ben Ellery

Harr Loughnan

ARA Institute of Canterbury

Kazuki Murakami

Hayden Wilson

SMC Pneumatics

Julien Powell

Johan Potgieter

Autodesk

Harry Duncan

Jamie Davis

Aarone Koshy

Mark Glover

Kate Low

John Ovens

Nick Waddington

Daniel R Pound

Max Gruebner

Abigail Birkin-Hall

Roman Amor

Rui Wen

Jason Collingwood

Stedtson Janse van Rensburg

Parie Malhotra

Sophie Taylor

Aathira Nair

Laureen Saavedra

Wah Li

Alex Towse

Jack Barker

Steven Barker

Aarone Koshy

Petra Scott-Marino

Jess Chase

Harry Loughnan

Hideaki Murakami

Jessica McFelin

Shane de Rijk

Adam Collie

Sophia Kopnof

Matthew Hamling

 

Thank you everyone for a supreme effort in making sure the Nationals were such great success.

Chris Hamling

National Manager - Kiwibots

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Judges for 2017 and Design Award interviews

Hi

The New Zealand VEX EDR 2017 Nationals are almost here and I am pleased to be able to announce the Judges that will be talking to teams this weekend at the New Zealand VEX EDR Nationals.

Judged Awards

The Judges are:-

  • Andrew Kopnoff - Weltec
  • Jamie Davis – Massey graduate
  • Johan Potgieter – Massey University
  • Katana Dunn – Burnside High School
  • Miranda Satterthwaite – ARA Institute of Technology
  • Peter Wilson – SMC Pneumatics
  • Mark Glover – Automotive expert

This great team will be responsible for determining the following Judged Awards:-

  • Teacher of the year
  • Think Award
  • Amaze Award
  • Innovation Award
  • Build Award
  • Create Award
  • Judges Award

Design Award

The Design Award will be judged by:-

  • Peter Wilson – SMC Pneumatics
  • Harry Loughnan – ARA Institute of Technology graduate
  • Hayden Wilson - Massey Masters’ student

The finalists for the Design Award are, in numerical order:-

  • 2901 – Rangitoto College
  • 2904A – Westlake Girls High School
  • 2904C – Westlake Girls High School
  • 2919A – Kristin School
  • 2919Z – Kristin School
  • 2921 – Free Range Robotics
  • 7682 – Wingus & Dingus

Design Award finalists will receive notification of their interview slot on Saturday morning. A big thank you to all of you who entered the Design Award this year and we are sorry that we cannot interview all of you.

Excellence Award

The combined input of all the judges, the awards they decide upon, tournament results, online challenge entries, the team’s community outreach and involvement in the greater VEX program will all be considered in deciding the recipient of this year’s Excellence Award. We will be looking at all teams during the weekend and are keen to hear your stories about what you are doing to grow VEX in New Zealand.

Good luck and please make sure you take the time to thank the judges for their time. They are all passionate about VEX and are very keen to meet you.

Chris Hamling

National Manager - Kiwibots

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Nationals Schedule

The schedule for the 2017 NZ Nationals is available below for all teams

Friday (24th February)
13:30 - Check-in/inspection opens. Skills fields also open to inspected teams - Teams will not be permitted entry before this
17:00 - Check-in/inspection closes to all teams. Teams who are not checked in by this stage will not be allowed to compete at the Nationals.
17:30 - Skills Fields close to all teams
18:00 - Venue Closes

Saturday (25th February)
08:30 - Venue opens
09:00 - Drivers and coaches meeting
09:20 - Opening Ceremony
10:30 - Matches Start
12:25 - Lunch Break
13:25 - Matches Resume
17:06 - Matches Finish
18:00 - Venue Closes

Sunday (26th February)
08:30 - Venue Opens
09:00 - Matches Begin
11:30 - Lunch Break
12:00 - Awards and Alliance Selection - Teams must be present for this or else they will be automatically excluded from the eliminations
12:45 - Lunch Break #2
13:00 - Elimination Matches & Awards
16:30 - Event Finishes
17:00 - Venue Closes

All information about the NZ Nationals will be available from https://kiwibots.co.nz/nationals and we advise that all teams read this page and the handbook to make sure they have the most up to date information about the event

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Auckland Scrimmage #9

Greetings All,

The 9th Auckland Starstuck Scrimmage is going ahead and will be held at Onehunga High School on the 18th February. We hope everyone can come along to this event as we continue the Auckland set of events for the Starstruck season. 

Please also make sure to register for this event - this can be done from the following link: https://kiwibots.co.nz/registration. If you are having problems please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The health and safety changes will be in effect at this event so safety glasses will be required, please make sure to have them on hand, otherwise they will be available for purchase at the event for $3 (cash only). 

Please remember to bring design notebooks to this event. If you have been working on a design notebook please make sure to bring it along to the event so that we can judge it and give you crucial feedback before the Nationals. We will also have an Excellence Award available at the event. Design notebooks which will be judged at the NZ Nationals MUST be handed in that this scrimmage or else they will not be considered for the award. Design notebooks must be submitted in a hardcopy format.

Date: 11th February 2017
Venue: Onehunga High School - the event will be held in the main school hall
Schedule: 
* Doors open 08:30 
* Teams register from 08:30 to 09:30
* Matches start 10:00
* Lunch 12:00 to 12:45
* Eliminations finish 16:45

If there's any questions please feel free to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Rules: We will be enforcing all rules in the rulebook to the line at this event so please make sure that your robot will pass inspection and meet size guidelines. We will be having sizing kits on hand to ensure that robots fit into size, robots which do not pass inspection or follow rules will have to sit out matches until they've met the requirements. 

Skills: We will have a dedicated skills field at this event so if you wish to do skills at the event there will be one available all day. Robots will need to meet full inspection checklist and sizing to be able to perform skills runs. These will be uploaded to RobotEvents.

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BBQ at Pinehurst AKL Scrimmage (11th Feb)

Hi Everyone,

Pinehurst will be doing a BBQ from 8:30am to 4pm this weekend at the Auckland scrimmage at Pinehurst School. They will be selling a variety of items from $1 to $4 each. They only take cash so please make sure to bring some cash along to support the school

Items on sale:

  • sausage sizzle
  • bacon and egg rolls
  • a variety of soft drinks
  •  bottled water
  • coffee
  • crisps
  • lollies
  • cup cakes

Also if you have not registered for this scrimmage, please do so urgently so that we can  know number - this can be done from https://kiwibots.co.nz/registration

Thanks!

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