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2012 Technotutorz competition

These students competed for a RoboCircle 3S at the Technotutorz end-of-year competition.
Using the Robo-Box from Inex, students designed a robot to solve a complex challenge. Well done to Liam who won the competition.

2012 Competition

Robotic Holiday Workshops in Christchurch

Robots in Antarctica - 7 to 11 July 2014:
This was a fun, interactive event using robots to solve challenges in the harsh Antarctic desert. Students constructed their robots using kitsets and program these to locate a solar panel site and return to base.

Antarctic Robot Challenge - 20 January 2014:
This was a fun, interactive event using robots to solve challenges in the harsh Antarctic desert. Students constructed their robots using kitsets and program these to locate a solar panel site and return to base.

Robot Races - 21 January 2014:
This was a fun, interactive event using robots to race each other. Students constructed their robots using kitsets and program these to determine who was the fastest.

October 2013: We had a two sessions in the October holidays exlploring aspects of robotics with the RoboCircle 3S from Robokits.

July 2013: We had 5 sessions as part of KidsFest and was fully booked.

January 2013: Two sessions on 28 January. See Dash Tickets for bookings.

December 2012: This December holiday there will be four workshops. Email Katana at katana@technotutorz.co.nz for more information.

December Holiday Workshops

On Wednesday, 20 December, a workshop will be held and be open by private invitation only.

December 2012 and January 2013: Watch this space for these workshops!

Birthday Robotics Workshops: Planned for 2013.

Fun day for mothers: We are planning a basic robotics introduction for mothers in November. For more information email Katana .

October 2012: This October holiday there will be four workshops. Session 1 for both days are fully booked. Please keep an eye out for our December workshops.Email Katana for bookings.

October Holiday Workshops

July 2012: There were five events as part of KidsFest. It was a really successful week for us. Read more about these events.

Nov-2011: There are two workshops in the next holiday. The first will provide the opportunity for students to learn about Solar Energy, build up their own racing car and race each other. The second will teach students the basic of electronics and how it is used in robotics. Both workshops suitable for students 8 to 14 years. Bookings are essential. Contact Sue suel@technotutorz.co.nz for more information and to book you place.

Solar Speeder


One day workshop on 17 September 2011 where students build their robots from electronic parts using the Picaxe.


The holiday workshop planned for the 25th and 26th of July 2011 was postponed due to the heavy snowfall in Christchurch. We had lots of fun with the snow and the workshop was postponed one day because people were advised not to drive.

The next full day workshops will be in the October holidays

Snow in the yard Snow in our backyard Snow on the Deck Snow on our deck