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Posted 27 November 2013 - 02:22 PM

Hey guys, I posted this on reddit, so here is a copy-paste of what I wrote up about it:

I love robots. Just putting it out there, and also im part of a robotics club here in wellington! We are currently quite small in numbers but we have enough vex kits to get started on to go around! We currently are working with vex kits and making random robots with them (Checkout our blog below) but in the future we wish to design and make robots that DO THINGS! Help people out, deliver the mail, crush rubbish, take out the trash, whatever!
We are sponsored by the Faculty of engineering at Victoria Uni, Who donated the vex kits for us to play with and get started, we have loads of parts and all of us are really friendly, even if you have no experience with robotics at all (I have none before I started.) And ages 10+ please. There is a robotics program for younger kids at the makerspace, but I have no info on that sorry.


We want more people to join in on the fun! We have, I think, 2 more un opened vex kits for people to start on the fun of making robots, and it would be awesome to see some fellow Pricespyer's there! Just bring along some food for us if you can't make the $10 that it says on the page below, the money is mainly for getting more parts for us to play with, so its kinda good to get it.
Some links for people who want info:


I'm Working on the bottle opener btw!

Blog: http://vuwroboticsclub.blogspot.co.nz/
Meetup: http://www.meetup.co...50912&_af=event


Thanks guys, Hope to see some more people there next week monday! Also I'm showcasing a robot if my own, a mecanum wheeled robot named Odin, if you want to see him in action!

Info on vex kits: http://www.vexroboti...ot-starter-kits
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Posted 27 November 2013 - 04:50 PM

Think Ryan would love this. I will flick him a text.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 05:05 PM

Think Ryan would love this. I will flick him a text.


Woop woop!

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 07:24 PM

Woop woop!


When time is it usually? If I can make it after work and such, I might be able to bring some of my friends around, as they love the casual tinkering with electronics....
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Posted 27 November 2013 - 08:26 PM

When time is it usually? If I can make it after work and such, I might be able to bring some of my friends around, as they love the casual tinkering with electronics....


6pm at the wellington makespace! So probably after work!

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 08:41 PM

I could only just make it there at 6.... As I finish work around 5:30 and get home around 5:40 - 6.... I might not be able to come next week, but the week after I could easily (I have an assignment due on tuesday)
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Posted 27 November 2013 - 08:46 PM

I could only just make it there at 6.... As I finish work around 5:30 and get home around 5:40 - 6.... I might not be able to come next week, but the week after I could easily (I have an assignment due on tuesday)


All ok! Elf will be talking photos and videos i think on his phone to upload to the blog and so you will still be kept up to date with whats going on, hence is the reason for having a blog, anyone that misses a meeting can catch up on what happens.
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Posted 27 November 2013 - 09:06 PM

All ok! Elf will be talking photos and videos i think on his phone to upload to the blog and so you will still be kept up to date with whats going on, hence is the reason for having a blog, anyone that misses a meeting can catch up on what happens.


That's cool... thanks :)
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Posted 20 February 2014 - 08:05 PM

So who is actually going to these?
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Posted 20 February 2014 - 08:12 PM

Lol I go to it every Monday! Ryan tries to make it, but he still hasnt been able to make it to one yet. Last week though, we had like ~3 more members, and its getting pretty crowded now. Elf was kinda overwhelmed by the amount. So yes, it is still active if you wanna hang and learn!
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Posted 20 February 2014 - 08:14 PM

Lol I go to it every Monday! Ryan tries to make it, but he still hasnt been able to make it to one yet. Last week though, we had like ~3 more members, and its getting pretty crowded now. Elf was kinda overwhelmed by the amount. So yes, it is still active if you wanna hang and learn!

Might try and come along then.
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Posted 20 February 2014 - 08:31 PM

Might try and come along then.


Hurrah!

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 01:05 PM

I plan to make it one day :( ... Work + Moving makes it a bit hard atm though
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Posted 18 March 2014 - 11:16 AM

Hey, I'm into VEX too :) are you actually a team in the competition? Or a casual club?

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 12:20 PM

Hey, I'm into VEX too :) are you actually a team in the competition? Or a casual club?


They are just a casual club.
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