[chbot] Christchurch Robotics Group at the Nationals Event

Andrew Errington erringtona at gmail.com
Sun Mar 21 08:49:18 GMT 2021

Um, it was yesterday?


On Sun, 21 Mar 2021, 21:37 Mark Atherton, <markaren1 at xtra.co.nz> wrote:

> Hi All,
> Anyone interested in following up on this offer ?
> Regards,
> Mark
> -----------------
> Kia ora koutou,
> It sure feels like a lifetime since I was last down in Christchurch
> meeting you all at your den, meeting the team and exploring the neat Men
> Shed space you have there!
> I must apologise that I haven’t been more connected since that initial
> meeting. As you can imagine, the year got somewhat distracted with other
> htings to manage and I wasn’t able to prioritise working with your group
> more.
> In a turn of events, our large event, the VEX Robotics Competition
> National Championship has been postponed twice, and we are now splitting
> this into a series with the main larger event staying in Auckland and
> then a South Island one in Christchurch on Saturday 20^th March hosted
> at Christchurch Boys’ High School.
> Alongside the competition, I’m hoping to showcase a number of booths
> with neat activities for the public, or a chance for people to learn
> more and find out more stuff about things going on in Canterbury in the
> STEM space. I recall that recruitment of younger folks into your group
> was something you wanted to work on, particularly when there is so much
> knowledge and talent amongst your group that can go back towards
> mentoring younger teams who have never given radio or electronics
> tinkering a go.
> Anyway – all that to say, would the Christchurch Robotics Group be
> potentially interested in joining us at our event with a stand, maybe
> with various radios over the years to display, or a small activity that
> people can pick up and try and have a play with?
> Shy of that, even a few A5 style pamphlets you might have about getting
> involved with ham radio could be of interest to people who may not know
> about your group and wish to come give it a go?
> Would be lovely to have you there if you might be interested in joining
> us as part of the outreach space for this day 😊If not, please do feel
> free to drop by the school and check out the competition regardless. I
> believe Sophie should be able to sell you all on what VRC is compared to
> VEX IQ a lot better than I can – I’ve seen some awesome photos of her
> working on the VEX IQ stuff!
> Cheers,
> Janet Van
> National Manager
> KIWIBOTS New Zealand
> j.van at kiwibots.co.nz <mailto:j.van at kiwibots.co.nz>| (09) 215 1874
> www.kiwibots.co.nz <http://www.kiwibots.co.nz>
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