Woody Wins 2 Awards!

This year, three Year 9 students, Kavin Vignesh, Soha Kazi and Iris Wong spent over four months working on an electric vehicle, ‘Woody’. The students attended two workshops (CAD, Arduino Programming) at the University of Auckland and successfully implemented an electronic dashboard with a SmartPhone into the electric vehicle.

They are extremely grateful to Mr Scull for voluntarily supporting them and sharing his expertise and to Mr Vignesh Kumar Balasubramanian (Kavin Vignesh’s father), who stepped in after Mr Scull’s retirement.

The support from parents has also been wonderful. Thank you, too, to Ms Luisetti for allowing the students to work in the lab.

In the EVelocity Auckland Regionals on 15 Oct 15th 2023, Woody EV won 2 awards: second place in the Electronic Innovation Award and another second place for the Showstopper Award. The students loved the experience and enjoyed meeting judges from the University of Auckland, Bridgestone and Etco and seeing the EV design from different high schools from the Auckland Region.

The students’ determination and innovation are impressive. Seeing how they completed their electric car, “Woody,” with limited prior experience is fantastic.