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Grunge Bots: A Robot Making Workshop

Technohackers Club

Sunday, 7 May 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (NZST)

Grunge Bots: A Robot Making Workshop

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Participant Registration
This registration includes the full robot kit. Details of other things to bring will be sent out closer to the day.
Ended NZ$40.00 NZ$0.00
Let me know if you run this again   more info Ended Free NZ$0.00

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[SOLD OUT]  If you select the "Let me know if you run it again" registration ticket you will be added to our wait list/email notification list.  If we run it again or something related, we will then let you know early.

This is a full day event where everyone gets to build and program a mobile robot from scratch. You will come out of the day with your own slightly crazy fully programmable mobile Grunge Bot. 

The Grunge Bots components are assembled free-form with hot glue, duct tape, cable ties, rubber bands and lots of creativity onto whatever interesting body is handy. The robot brains (Arduino) are first programmed just to drag it around, initially without any sensors. You then go on to add touch/bump sensors before ultrasonic sensors complete the project. A range of other sensors will be available for participants with pre-existing skills. The newly create robotic life forms are taken home at the end of the day.

  • Goal: Going from having no idea what your doing, to making and programming your own mobile robot.

There are no glam, shiny, simplified robots on offer;

you will build Grunge Bots. Creative messy fast robotic life.

  Grunge Bot Example 01Grunge Bot Example 04

  • Target age:  11 – 18 years but younger ok with parental support. Adult participants very welcome.

  • Cost: $40 (includes the Grunge Bot kit)
  • This event is part of the 2017 National TechWeek series.


  • Kevin Waugh 022 136 1980 
  • Email is best, text is next :-)

Grunge Bot Example 03Grunge Bot Example 02

Have questions about Grunge Bots: A Robot Making Workshop? Contact Technohackers Club

When & Where

Whangarei Boy's High School
Kent Road
Whangarei, Northland 0112
New Zealand

Sunday, 7 May 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (NZST)

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Technohackers Club

The Technohackers are an afterschool technology group that plays with all things related to technology, science, engineering and design. Coordinated by Dr Kevin Waugh. Contact

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