And so. . .to battle

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Many Auck­land stu­dents are busy pre­par­ing ma­chines they have made from scratch for battle.

The an­nual VEX Ro­bot­ics Na­tional Cham­pi­onships is on this week­end at the Voda­fone Events Cen­tre in Manukau and the hot favourite is Lynfield Col­lege.

More than 50 teams from schools through­out New Zealand will spend the week­end putting into prac­tice many hours of de­sign and train­ing.

The stu­dents are set nu­mer­ous tasks and while at­tempt­ing to de­stroy other ro­bots is against the rules, teams can de­fend and pre­vent the op­po­si­tion from scor­ing points.

The com­pe­ti­tion aims to open the doors to pos­si­ble ca­reers in en­gi­neer­ing, science and busi­ness.

The na­tional win­ners will rep­re­sent New Zealand at the World Cham­pi­onships in Louisville, USA in April.

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