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Engineers Revisit Childhood, Build New Friends

A group of engineers revisited their childhood and had a go at playing with Lego at university last week.

Engineering students from Victoria and WelTec joined academics and professionals to build and race Lego Mindstorm robots on the evening of Wednesday 27 April in Alan MacDiarmid Building.

Participants had to build the robots from scratch using Lego Mindstorms, a line of robotics and construction toys, and completely programmable sensors and cables.

The event was organised by Wellington engineer Mike Bransfield and Victoria engineering student Danny Tomicek. It involved teams of six randomly selected members working together to create the original robots. They then raced the robots around a challenging maze created by Victoria lab technicians.
The event was a good opportunity for students to “show what they have got” to professional engineers, said Mr Bransfield.

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