KŌHINE CLUB RESOURCES
Tōnui Collab, with the support of Kiwibots and the Gattung Foundation has started a Kōhine Robotics Club, supporting 10 teams of girls from kura across Te Tairāwhiti to participate in a robotics programme.
Tōnui Collab’s Kōhine Robotics Club aims to:
Create a safe and encouraging environment for kōhine, aged 9 - 13, to collaboratively experiment and develop confidence with VEX IQ Robotics;
Provide opportunity and support for kōhine to participate in Kiwibot’s national robotics competition;
Provide kōhine, and their whānau, with clear and accurate information about the opportunities, benefits, and challenges of a career in the science and technology fields;
Improve the visibility of study pathways for rangatahi into science and technology roles.
Kawakawa Mai Tawhiti
Fri 03 Mar 2023 at Public Library
Fri 17 Mar 2023 at Waikanae Surf Club
Fri 31 Mar 2023 at Waikanae Surf Club
Wed 17 May at Penu Marae
Fri 02 Jun at Waikanae Surf Club
Fri 16 Jun at Waikanae Surf Club
Tue 22 Aug at ATAWHAI Youth Hub
Mon 6 Nov at Waikanae Surf Club
KIA MAHUIKA TŌ RITE
Friday 1 Dec at Lawson Field Theatre
VEX IQ is an annual global competition. Every year,
a new challenge is released in May and robotics enthusiasts are invited to build a robot that can complete the challenge.
Tōnui Collab is hosting a regional celebration Dec 1.
The national competition takes place Dec 9 - 10, 2023 in Palmerston North.
KŌHINE ROBOTICS PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP
To support our kōhine and create clear lines of communication with kaiako, kaiawhina, and whānau, a closed FB Group has been created. Please request access at https://www.facebook.com/groups/829109795515550/
2023 VEX IQ CHALLENGE
The 2023-24 VEX IQ Challenge is called Full Volume. In this challenge, two robots compete as an alliance in a 60-second-long teamwork match, working collaboratively to score points. Teams also compete in the Robot Skills Challenge where one robot takes the field to score as many points as possible. These matches consist of Driving Skills Matches, which will be entirely driver-controlled, and Autonomous Coding Skills Matches, which will be autonomous with limited human interaction. More details here.
ROBOTIC BUILD INSTRUCTIONS
All of the teams have been gifted a VEX IQ (Gen2) Robotics Kit.
Kōhine have focused their learning on building and test driving the Clawbot, the instructions for this robot and other robots that can be built with their robots kits can be downloaded here.
At future wānanga kōhine will start building this year's herobot - Byte.
Kōhine were also introduced in the web-based coding platform - VEX Code IQ - and experimented with coding their Clawbot so that it could move autonomously.
Kōhine have been encouraged to practice with their Clawbots using both the remote control and coding for autonomous movement.
If kōhine, whānau or kaiako have any pātai about the kōhine robotics programme, please contact our Director, Shanon O'Connor on email@example.com