AquaBots are a remotely operated, tethered, underwater vehicle, designed and built by a group of students from a supplied kit. The varying levels of sophistication of the AquaBots ensures a broad appeal to students. The students must build the structure of the AquaBot as well as solder the components, including the controller. The programme culminates in a national challenge at the Richmond Aquatic Centre in November each year.
The kit is re-usable, as advanced students need to modify the structure of the AquaBot from year to year in order to compete. Winning teams are invited to compete in the International Sea Perch competition in the USA.
This representative picture shows the typical contents of an NZ Aquabots kit. Many of the parts are sourced locally and so may differ slightly from those shown here.
Please note that the battery (red cross) is not included.
Rotorua: Jessica.email@example.com and 07 351 8042 competition date 15th September at the Aquatic Centre
Christchurch: Uai Liu firstname.lastname@example.org competition date TBA
Masterton: PaulG@library.mstn.govt.nz competition date TBA
Auckland: Gareth Bodle email@example.com and 027 275 6565 Competition date will be either 12th or 19th September 2019 – TBC
Nelson-National Competition: firstname.lastname@example.org The 2019 Competition Theme is ‘Journey Across the Pacific’. Updated rules and information will be available soon.
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