Our first of 2 Mini Robot Rumbles of 2018 is being held on Saturday 14th July, so dust off your bots and get ready to rumble.

This competition is going to be held at Vodafone's facilities in Smales Farm, Takapuna, and will begin at 10am

We're excited to announce that the second competition of 2018 will be in early December, so be sure to sign up to our mailing list to stay in the loop

AURA also hosts open competitions through the year, sign up to the mailing list to be notified when they come up.

If you're a high school student or have a high school team and would like to compete:

Click here to register


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 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

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