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Thursday, April 15, 2010

What's been happening since we won the New Zealand National Championship?

It's been a busy three weeks since winning that key tie breaker third game in the finals. We have essentially rebuilt the robot looking for ongoing improvements and it is looking great!

First & most important - a huge thanks to all our sponsors who have provided a bulk of the funding towards our travel costs at very short notice to enable us to compete in the Vex Robotics World Championship in Dallas, Texas April 22 to 24, 2010 (http://www.vexrobotics.com/). This means that the students personal contribution to the trip has been able to be capped at $1,500 each. All three students have been working very hard at full time jobs during the holidays to help earn funds towards this personal contribution.

We spent all of last weekend at Massey University to rebuild the robot - didn't quite finish but have been working on it in Mitchell's parents garage each night this week.

We are booked to spend the day at Massey again tomorrow (Friday 16th April) for final modifications and testing.

We fly out Saturday 17th April 1:30pm (QF25) and are meeting at the airport at 11 am.


  1. Great stuff guys! Well done. Have a great time and enjoy the championships :)

  2. Congratulations from the Languages and Classical Studies Faculty. Have a good flight over today and do us proud! But above all, have fun and look after Mr Plummer for us.

  3. Good luck guys and well done Ben for working hard and pulling it all together:)