THINK IT, BUILD IT, CHANGE THE WORLD!
MAKE IT HAPPEN.
Industrial Grade Robots
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.
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We are developing some special projects due for release early 2020, there will be a free bonus giveaway on the first 500 units released. If you would like to be added to our database please click below!
We will only email you when there is something really worth while looking at. Starting with a silly robot joke so it's not that boring.
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.
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.
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 Navigation, Fleet Tracking.
- NZ Primary Industries including agricultural process and control equipment.
- Extremely high spec testing equipment for optics.
Other interests: NZ rugby, exploring and appreciating new cultures and history.
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