WHAT WE DO
AURA runs Introductory Workshops for new members that are meant to bring them up to scratch with the basic concepts of Robotics. These include Designing, Building and Programming.
Documentation for our Workshops can be found below:
2020 AURA Workshop
2019 AURA Workshop
AURA competes in Tertiary-Level competitions regularly. We have competed in the VEX U Robotics Competition and have won multiple world titles in it.
AURA Members have also competed in other competitions like the Droid Racing Challenge, National Instruments Competition, Robot Soccer and various Combat Robotics competitions.
If you're running a Tertiary-Level robotics competition and would like to have AURA participate, feel free to get in touch with us through our Contact Page!
AURA runs a number of projects that our members can participate in at any given time.
Set Projects can include working on Competitions but Project ideas can be raised by anyone and our Projects Officer can decide to make it a Club activity.
Volunteering is a huge part of what we do at AURA. We frequently help organise and run competitions for High School students in the VEX Robotics Competition. We also have provided workshops for young students within our community to teach them about robotics in a fun and easy to learn way!
Testimonials of our Volunteering Efforts:
– Rachel Cassidy, Blockhouse Bay Intermediate School
– Explorers Club, Auckland Branch of the NZ Association for Gifted Children
– Ellen Luo, Team 2950 from St. Cuthbert’s College
– Team 2114a, 2014 Innovate Award winners
“AURA have been very helpful, especially concerning certain avoiding common mistakes and problems we would have otherwise have had to learn.(such as tank treads). Their assistance translated into better programming for the robot, and faster improvements in the overall quality due to their ability to identify potential problems. AURA helped me with the basics of programming and I would highly recommend them.””Everyone should ask for AURA’s help it’s been really useful.”
“AURA have helped us by giving us the ideas based on hidden goals in the games that we might have overlooked. They have helped us with robot designs and game play strategy.”
– Students, Team 2909 from ACG Parnell College
“We really appreciate the help; AURA are subject matter experts. Our team struggles with technical matters because none of our parents are engineers, so AURA fill an important gap. It is great to be able to discuss issues face to face.””Matt’s explanation on kiwi challenge and Skyrise were incredibly helpful. He’s given our team the background on the game and challenged the boys to view the game from a number of perspectives. Matt, Rob, Abigail, Nick, Oliver and Vincent have all come to build sessions and they’ve been fantastic at drawing solutions out of the boys without giving them the answer.”
– Parents, Team 2909 from ACG Parnell College