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2015 KiwiChallenge 'Missile Mania' here!

 

 
 
 

 

The Nationals are over and they were bigger and better than ever!

Congratulations to all our participants and the Award winners listed below.

 

You can find photographs of the event

 

 

Teams shown in green have qualified to go to the 2015 World Championships in Louisville to represent New Zealand and their schools this year.

Chairman's Excellence Award
2918A Glenfield College
Design Award
2908X Mount Albert Grammar School
Partner of the year
SMC Pneumatics
National Champions
7682 Wingus & Dingus
2915A Lynfield College
2900B Onehunga High School
Science Division Technology Division
Division Champions Division Champions
7682E Wingus & Dingus 7682 Wingus & Dingus
2918A Glenfield College 2915A Lynfield College
2915B Lynfield College 2900B Onehunga High School
Division Finalists Division Finalists
2915C Lynfield College 2918E Glenfield College
8757 House of Science 2919F Kristin School
2968A Rangitikei College 2918C Glenfield College
Programming Skills
1st Place
48 points 7686 Wingus & Dingus
2nd Place
36 points 2918A Glenfield College
Driver Skills
1st Place
62 points 2915A Lynfield College
2nd Place
47 points 8757 House of Science
Community Award
8757 House of Science, Tauranga
Energy Award
Educate Award
2918A Glenfield College
Judges Award
2906A Long Bay College
Amaze Award
2915A Lynfield College
Think Award
7682 Wingus & Dingus
Volunteer of the Year
Nathan Allen
SMC Pneumatics STEM Award
2976A Christchurch Boys high School
Create Award
2918E Glenfield College
Innovate Award
7786A Xicheng District of Beijing Financial Street Child all the way from Beijing, China
Build Award
8757 House of Science
Promote Award
2919M Kristin School
Autodesk STEM Award
Long Bay College
Tertiary Volunteers of the Year Award
AURA
Mentor of the year Award
Shane de Rijk
Teacher of the year Award
Grant Collie

New Zealand VEX Robotics

A STEM education revolution for elementary
and middle school students.

The world's premier classroom robotics platform for middle school, high school, and beyond.

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Start Here with Web HelpSmartphone, iPad and Printable PDF Documents.

 

WHO?

The VEX Robotics Competition 'VRC' is the biggest and fastest growing robotics competition in the world.

33+ Countries, 10000+ teams.

This is the home of the VRC in Australasia. Here you will find information on how to get involved in the exciting world of robotics competitions and when and where to find them.

WHAT?

A VEX competition is an event where robots play against each other in a match of skill. The robots do not damage each other.

A VEX IQ competition sees students work TOGETHER to maximise their score in a match with the robot that gets the highest accumulated score at the end of a competition receiving recognition. Students do not loose matches but still get recognised for their efforts.

HOW?

VEX..........

Matches are played between red and blue robot alliances that compete against each other to score points. Alliances are randomly formed of two robots.

Qualification matches are played between different alliances in order to rank/qualify the robots based upon their scores.

After the qualification matches the top ranked robots get to choose their alliance partners for the elimination/knock out matches.

At the end of the elimination matches the winning alliance are crowned as Tournament Champions.

VEX IQ............

Matches are played by alliances of two robots that work together to maximise their combined score. The robot that gets the highest accumulated score after several matches with different robots is acknowledged as the champion.

This way junior school students do not loose matches but can still win the event and be rewarded for their efforts.

WHY?

The aim of the competition is to "inspire a passion for science and technology" by having teams develop, over a period of time, the robots to the best of their ability and then have those robots tested on a "field of dreams".

As with any sport the competition is intense and the teams take it very seriously whilst never loosing sight of the fact that technology is fun.

 

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