08 Mar 2018

Thursday 08 March 2018

It was a fantastic day at the Vex Robot Nationals on Saturday 24 February, with one King’s student securing a second-place prize and an automatic qualification to represent New Zealand at the VRC World Championships.



Ethan Kyle (Year 10, Major) a member of Wingus and Dingus, a Robotics Club based in Auckland, was thrilled when it was announced his team of three had earnt a place at the biggest and fastest growing robotics competition in the world.

 “We’ve spent a lot of time working weekends on this so it’s all worth it to place quite highly,” says Ethan.

This year’s VRC World Championships will be held in Las Vegas in April. With more than 33 countries and 13000 teams competing in VEX Robotics championships around the world, only a select few get to travel to Las Vegas for the chance to win a world title in robotics. 

“This is actually the second time I will be competing in the Worlds, I went along last time with my older brother,” says Ethan. “It’s something we are all quite into as a family.”

With final results for other New Zealand teams pending on the outcome of an online competition, Ethan and his team can breathe a sigh of relief knowing they have done enough to qualify.

“My team and I will now be working hard on our animation and game design skills in time for April.”