The first heat was held at Wainuiomata Intermediate and the boys got their first exposure to some unique, 3D printed equipment. Over three hours, the boys had to choose different challenges to complete. Each challenge had different levels of difficulty, the more difficult the task, the more points. It was great to see the students working really well together. It didn't really matter about past knowledge, working as a team was what really mattered.
Some of the tasks included building a moving vehicle, a weighing machine and a swing. Then each task had different challenges associated with it.
Congratulations to both teams who worked really hard for the two and a half hours.
The team below successfully made it through to the next semi-final.