THINK IT, BUILD IT, CHANGE THE WORLD!
MAKE IT HAPPEN.
IN THE CLASSROOMS
We only do practical projects that are linked with real life applications.
Industry style education.
We are parents with kids who don't like "educational robots" that only focus on fun but doesn't really teach anything useful.
Based on practical, real life examples.
We don't do useless, it must have form and function ahead of features.
It's all about having the right attitude!
Tech support, yes, we know what we're doing.
Industrial grade robots
Examples from industry
Build it yourself
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Ok, I know I have not been keeping up to date here. Sorry about that. But work has been going on in the background, discarding things that are useless and refreshing with new things. Out of the ashes comes the phoenix.
We are working with a few after-school franchises offering a weekly coding and robotics programme, and constantly looking for new tutors. Are you passionate about technology and keen to share your enthusiasm with young curious minds? Please let us know!
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 will be needed and could take a few weeks. 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 a list of frequently asked questions here, based on feedbacks, workshops and enquiries. If you have any questions, drop us a message below.
We place a huge importance in after-sales support, things go wrong for many reasons (normally the operator, this is the truth!).
Learning from mistakes is the best way to master a craft. If there is something wrong, communicated it and we'll fix it!
A master of product and process development. Loves bringing out the hidden talents in people. BE (E&E) Auckland University, 20+ years industrial engineering experience in Technology Sector from the following industries:
- GPS, land and marine
- Agricultural process and control
Favourite quote: “We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one.”― Confucius
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).
What we do is constructive engineering education at the grassroots. What does that mean?
We construct - build it physically!
We engineer - understand the problem, think it, and solve it!
We educate - we teach you how to go about it and keep it as simple as possible.
"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
Interested in what SMINKS LABS has to offer?
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