Competition




FAQ


Q: Can I build my own robot?

A: YES! Your robot should be built to be tough and ruthless. You will be fighting for survival in the arena! We will not provide ready-made robots, so if you don’t bring a robot, you can’t compete.

Q: Who can compete?

A: Robots for the school competition must be driven by a high school, intermediate or primary school student. If you are interested in a non-high school event, send info@aura.org.nz an email and we'll notify you of other competitions.

Q: I can’t build robots but still want to enter! Help!?

A: We are selling beginner’s kits with assembly instructions for cheap thanks to Vodafone. These will be ultra-simple with step-by-step instructions provided. You are encouraged to modify the design to make your robot even more dangerous.

Q: Isn't it expensive to build new robots just to have them destroyed?

A: The majority of the cost is electronic components, which tend to remain intact, even in a brutally beaten robot. This means you can use the majority of the kit year after year.

Q: What are the rules?

A: You can read the rules here

Q: What is an Engineering Notebook?

An Engineering Notebook is used by team members to document the engineering design process they used to arrive at their final design. Everything from initial sketches to rough math to build photos should be included.

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