Archive for July, 2010

VEX Robots are set to invade New Zealand

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Following their fantastic achievements at the 2010 VEX World Championships and the rapid expansion of the VEX Robotics competition in New Zealand, the KIWIBOTS are stepping up the heat again.

The KIWIBOTS are pleased to announce that they have successfully completed negotiations with Scholastic Media & Technology and that they will be supporting the KIWIBOTS by distributing the VEX Robotics Design System in New Zealand.

The understanding that the KIWIBOTS and Scholastic Media & Technology have developed means that many of the VEX parts will now be stocked in New Zealand, leading to shorter lead times and better availability. Until now teams had to wait until orders were collated from several schools and processed, soon parts will be a simple phone call or email away.

As the distributor of Autodesk Software, Scholastic Media & Technology and their Autodesk Channel Partners will be working closely with the KIWIBOTS to train teams and their teachers in the use of Autodesk products. The aim is to improve the awareness within New Zealand teams of the online competition side of the VEX Robotics Competition and to raise the bar for teams World Wide. A New Zealand competition will be announced to encourage teams to get their thinking caps on.

In the coming months a New Zealand website will be finished that will enable teams to log on and order parts using their Scholastic account. Orders can be delivered directly to the school, picked up from their Zone Champion or may be collected from Scholastic.

The KIWIBOTS believe that the understanding represents a great step forward for the VEX Robotics Competition in New Zealand.

For more information please contact:

Chris Hamling
National Manager – Kiwibots

Patrick Kendrick
NZ Manager – Scholastic Media & Technology

Download the PDF of this release here.