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.firstname.lastname@example.org and 07 351 8042 Competition date 15th September 2019
Christchurch: Uai Liu email@example.com Competition date TBA
Masterton: PaulG@library.mstn.govt.nz Competition date TBA
Auckland: Gareth Bodle firstname.lastname@example.org and 027 275 6565 Competition date 7th September 2019
Nelson-National Competition: email@example.com Competition date 3rd November 2019
NZ Aquabots is based on Seaperch
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