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Vector EPro8 Challenge


Primary and Intermediate Vector EPro8 Challenge

Semifinals Underway 

The semifinals for the 2018 Vector EPro8 Challenge Season are now underway. 

Over the last 14 weeks, 188 Auckland primary and intermediate schools have competed across 51 heats.  At each heat the teams were presented with four science and engineering based challenges.  These were:

  • A storm proof dog kennel
  • A magic show using magnets
  • A solar powered alarm clock
  • A fire engine

Points were awarded whenever a challenge was completed.

Over the next three weeks of semifinals the top teams will be presented with a new set of science and engineering based challenges.

At each event, the teams are based at a workstation containing an assortment of engineering equipment, including gears, pulleys, motors, electronics modules and aluminium extrusion.

Every time a team finished a challenge they push their Big Red Button.  If successful their points will be added to the leaderboard.

With the record numbers this year, the semifinals will consist of eight year 5-6 semfinals and eight year 7-8 semfinals.  This leads to a MEGA grand final on 5 & 6 December.  At each grand final, a massive 24 teams will compete for the title of the 2018 Vector EPro8 Challenge Champion.


Semi-finals: Auckland Normal Intermediate

14-16 November


Year 9 - 10 Vector EPro8 Challenge Grand Final

On 3 September 12 teams from throughout the Auckland region competed in the for the title of 2018 Vector EPro8 Challenge Champion. 

It was a tight contest, with a tie for first place when the finals countdown was finished.  This resulted in a tie break challenge between SKC Mechanics from St Kenigern College and High Voltage from St Peter's College.  The ultimate champion was High Voltage.

The 2018 Year 9-10 season had 34 schools compete across nine heats and three semifinals.  They undertook a variety of science and engineering based challenges.

Thanks to our generous sponsors.

Auckland Principal Sponsor

Their support makes the Vector EPro8 Challenge possible.