Enginuity Day Activities

Here are the activities designed to help you get hands-on with Engineering during Enginuity.

Specialisation   Activity

MedTech Heart: A web-based 3D beating heart for analysing heart diseases using image-based mathematical modelling.

Kiwfruit for bigger muscles: Discover how an enzyme in kiwifruit helps digest proteins, and explore the use of mathematics to understand enzyme reactions.

GymSoles: A smart insole that provides feedback to enable users to perform full body exercises such as deadlifts and squats with correct posture.

Chemical and Materials

Chocolate noodles: This fun and edible activity explores chocolate and specifically how it can processed into noodles by pressure

Clean water for all: hands-on activity on how to transform dirty water to clean water with membrane technology

Alginate hydrogels: This activity demonstrates cross-linking in hydrogels, particularly for use in cartilage replacement and foods

Civil - Structures and Geotechnical Principles of Seismic Design: Build a structure and investigate its seismic properties through the use of a shake table.
Civil - Transport Roadway design and traffic monitoring: Compete against each other to balance contruction and road user costs (while minimising adverse environmental effects) as you design a highway's geometric alignment.
Computer Systems The Amazing Robot Race: Learn about how computer systems, like robots, can be useful in many domains like healthcare, speech, and orchard harvesting. You will gain first-hand experience on the importance of software engineering to enable robots to function in these domains. You will make design decisions, develop code and race your robot to the finish line!
Electrical Signal Sleuth: Explore noise cancellation and work with sound files to extract multiple, previously hidden, messages. You will have the opportunity to manipulate your own sound files, perhaps even your speech.”
Engineering Science Renewable Energy: What sources of renewable energy does NZ have? How are they accessed? How does the electricity market work? Get involved with a range of activities that will help you understand how maths and computing can support the development of clean energy.
Engineers Without Borders Clean Water for Life: Students will work in groups to create the best water filters, given different amounts of money and resources each group.
Mechanical and Mechatronics Autonomous Robots in Action: Autonomous robots in hospitals can help our overworked nurses. You will write code to control a model VEX robot such that it autonomously navigates a hospital to pick up and deliver medical supplies. You can also try riding a robot - The Segway.
Software Designing Software: This activity aims to give you a taste of software engineering. You will engage with an end user and analyse their problem to design the best software solution. We will use a fun, easy to use programming platform called Scratch, which has a great user interface and allows anyone with NO previous programming experience to create their own stories, animation, and games in minutes.