Engineers of our future
Develops Good Attitude
Industrial Grade Robots
THINK IT, BUILD IT, CHANGE THE WORLD!
MAKE IT HAPPEN.
IN THE CLASSROOMS
Make it happen! We are about learning through discovery and making things physically in a social environment.
Our solutions offers:
Developed by experienced Industrial Engineers
Everything based on practical, real life context
We don't do useless, it must have purpose
Fully supported custom packages
NZ based tech support
SIGN UP YOUR CLASSROOM
SIGN UP AS A TUTOR
If you are already doing S.T.E.M. in your classroom, that is awesome! We would like to contribute and build on what you already have. We are your one stop shop for all your robotics learning needs.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY - ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS OUR SPECIALITY
Not sure where to start or just need a hand to spruce up your technology lab? Simply just get in touch with us and tell us what your needs and goals are, we will kit you up with a package that suits you budget and experience.
ASK US ABOUT SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL PRICING
Are you passionate about technology and keen to share your enthusiasm with digital tech teachers that really needs your help? Join us!
You will need to be a NZ citizen or permanent resident, speak excellent english and well presented at all times with good references. Because we are dealing with children, police vetting may be needed and could take a few weeks. Needless to say, you will have a competent level of software programming experience. Please send through your CV and we will be in touch!
Frequently Asked Questions
We have an up to date list of frequently asked questions here, based on feedbacks, workshops and enquiries. Filtered for ease of access, allowing you to find the info you need effectively so you can get back to your project. If you have any questions, drop us a message below.
When you work with SMINKS LABS, you are dealing with real people whom you can be assured of when and where you need it.
To earn someone's trust is a better compliment than to earn someone's love.
We place a huge importance in after-sales support, and if things go wrong (as things do occasionally despite our best efforts), we will take care of it, not just pretend that we do.
Our customers is #1 and this is our company culture.
"We strive to be better every day. We are not meant to be just phone zombies fishing for likes. How we have contributed and how we see ourselves as human beings, that is important. If we can just make one person's life truly better, then it is all worth it.."
BE (E&E) Auckland University, 20+ years industrial engineering experience in Tech Sector including Compuspec, NAVMAN, IBEX, Abilities Tech Division, Autogrow Systems. Last role was Director of Manufacturing for Coherent Solutions (very high spec photonics test equipment manufacturer for fibre optics communications).
Peter has two daughters age 19 and 17. Peter and his wife Lynda served on board of trustees for girls' schools and understands what schools really do (and sacrifice). Peter also plays presidents grade rugby for Takapuna RFC (much to his wife's bemusement).
CREATIVE LEAD & DIGITAL MARKETING
Richard has an engineering background BE(CS) with a flair for design and aesthetics. Being fascinated with design, Richard spends embarrassingly large amount of time curating and studying product design, technological innovations and creative art of photography.
Other interests: Exploring, off-roading with Defender Dave, badminton, cooking, hanging out with his boys – Asahi (wired haired foxie) & Sapporo (retradoodle).
We like to keep it real. We like physical things we can touch, things we can see, feel, hear, smell. We love problems and are addicted to overcoming obstacles. We learn that our attitude is everything. We learn to push ourselves and we build fierce friendships by achieving the impossible when we work together really well.
What we do is constructive engineering education at the grassroots.
"Having seen the SMINKS LABS tutors working with the students, I think it is a very good option for starting out or progressing their coding and robotics. I would definitely recommend SMINKS LABS to parents and teachers alike."
Mrs. Kushlagh Thompson
Electronics, Robotics and 3D Printing Technology
"These robots will be used to engage students in future-focused inquiry learning while developing an understanding of programming, computer interfaces and hardware, to name but a few."
Mr. Andre Basel
MIITP Director of Technology & Information