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MAIN DISCUSSION AREA

'BB', Our Main Discussion Forum : Come in Here !

24/09/2017 7:15 PM By: techking

This is where you can ask questions and give answers for Goldcard points

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How to protect your inventions and ideas

05/11/2016 3:07 PM By: Ross

Get advice from Baldwins Intellectual Property experts.

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Scavenger Hunt

08/07/2017 10:14 PM By: Hamish Vollebregt

This is a challenge for new members

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How to...

21/06/2017 11:59 AM By: techking

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Beginners Forum

19/06/2017 5:15 PM By: techking

Introduce yourself, ask for help, bonus points for new members

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Hey ! Drop in ! Just have a Yak

19/06/2017 5:34 PM By: techking

This is for ALL you new or old members to just discuss your interests, school stuff or introduce yourself. You don't have to talk about electronics etc. We are INTERESTED in you ! Some points awarded.

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Your Problem not Resolved ? Are you stuck?

05/10/2016 10:58 AM By: bertkdowns

If you have posted a request or problem in the BB but it hasn't really been answered after being there a week, then post in here. Mentors, you are welcome to make posts or answer questions in ANY forum, including this one.

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Projects & Photos

25/08/2017 7:51 PM By: Rorence

Come in here and share your project circuits, photos and stories

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Minicompetitions- make up your own and win Points

11/09/2017 6:03 PM By: bertkdowns

Have a Go!!!... Easy Points

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NCET Discussion and Message Board

25/09/2013 12:37 PM By: Andrew H

Level 2 or 3 NCET questions or queries around any aspect of programme.

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Set a Challenge!! Think of a project that would be great to make!

23/06/2017 7:35 PM By: techking

David and Alex started it all off with their bike LED challenge, now its our turn and your turn.

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CLEARING YOUR CACHE

Its recommended you clear your cache if you are experiencing difficulties in writing your post in the text box if it looks all dark and grey. This will correct the problem.

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BRIGHT SPARKS 2015 AWARDS INFO

Awards criteria and entry form download

27/09/2015 10:42 PM By: Cheng-Yu

Get all the information on the awards and criteria for Bright Sparks 2015 here

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SCHOOLS SPACE

Christchurch Robotics

28/12/2016 1:05 PM By: Andrew H

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Morrinsville College Electronics

14/03/2016 5:33 PM By: matthew-lever

School forum area and news

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Te Karaka Area School

07/04/2016 1:36 PM By: Ross

E nga akonga, e nga kaiako, nau mai, haere mai. Anei to koutou waahi whakaako. Kia pai rawa te whai maramatanga e pa ana te ao hihiko. Kia kaha hoki te whiwhinga piro i a koutou e ako ana.

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Burnside High School

01/04/2015 4:21 PM By: haydenairey1963

Burnside High School

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Te Kura Toitu o Te Whaiti nui a Toi

17/02/2014 7:51 PM By: Andrew H

E nga akonga, e nga kaiako, nau mai, haere mai. Anei to koutou waahi whakaako. Kia pai rawa te whai maramatanga e pa ana te ao hihiko. Kia kaha hoki te whiwhinga piro i a koutou e ako ana."

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Onslow College Robotics

18/02/2017 6:51 PM By: Ross

Onslow College Robotics

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Homeschool

15/02/2016 6:37 PM By: Andrew H

Homeschoolers from all around nz are welcome to join this group.

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PNBHS

THis is a place for all you keen PNBHS techies to have your say, get advice and help and earn points. Welcome guys Ross

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Long Bay College

17/07/2017 7:00 PM By: Andrew H

To enable students with a passion for Technology/Electronics and Innovation, access to an open ended forum where they can ask questions of others, get assistance with project work and/or impending design ideas……………!!

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1 - OUR FAMOUS BRIGHT SPARKS- WHAT THEY ARE DOING NOW
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Parts from Ross

22/06/2017 11:23 AM By: Ross

Points are used to give you a price on the parts you want. Points are not worth money.Cheques should be made out to 'Skills' and mailed to Ross Petersen, The Skills Organisation, Box 24 469, Royal Oak, Auckland or Direct Credit to ASB account 123 107 0037798 00 'goldcard'

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Buy Sell & Exchange

14/08/2016 12:04 PM By: wired productions

Please Describe the item briefly in the subject line.... Want to move that old 386 or graphic card since you up graded.... Clean up the bedroom! Come in here or make an offer. Free junk!

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Parts and kitsets from Andrew

13/09/2017 6:20 PM By: Ben10

Points are used to give you a price on the parts you want. Points are not worth money. Free Beginners Joining Solder Kits... Free Beginners Joining Twist n Flash Kits...

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Parts from Acronum

12/09/2016 2:41 PM By: Acronum

Order your parts direct from Liam here

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4 - MAIN TOPIC AREAS

555 - Ideas, Tips and Tricks

28/09/2016 4:09 PM By: BeaudeneVa

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Android

22/05/2016 6:12 PM By: Beaudene4DaYz

Android Discussion Area

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Astronomy and Outer Space

03/02/2017 11:04 AM By: Ross

This is a new Forum for those interested in the stars, telescopes, space travel, relativity what have you. Paul Warhurst, an astronomer at the University of Auckland, has offered to help here.

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Apple

12/03/2015 2:00 PM By: kyleb

Come and chat about anything Apple related ... the latest rumours and announcements, programming, hardware, mods, and iPod.

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Arduino

20/06/2017 10:53 PM By: Caleb7

Arduino Posts, Topics, FAQ, Parts

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Batteries, Power Supplies and Solar Systems

27/07/2017 5:54 PM By: tecco

How many Volts... What is mAh... Ampere Hours... Solar Power

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Biotechnology

13/07/2014 8:38 PM By: Andrew H

This is a brand new message area for anyone interested in Biotech: genetic engineering, bio-bugs, cyborgs, medical drugs...etc etc. I'd like to introduce LIZ who will be the Moderator of this forum.

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Breadboards and Proto Boards

29/04/2014 5:07 PM By: pritesh

Make your own circuits without having to Solder...

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Circuit Diagrams

19/11/2014 6:52 PM By: Andrew H

Send us a Photo, scanned image, or jpg of your circuit diagram. To get this started posts with photos and an explanation will earn 3 points! E-mail in your pickie to Ross.

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Computing

15/06/2016 10:49 AM By: Acronum

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Circuit Making

05/06/2016 10:09 AM By: Acronum

Drawing, CAD, Computer Graphics, Printing, Etching

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Electronic Basics

23/06/2016 11:19 PM By: Acronum

How does a component work? What can you do with resistors, capacitors and stuff like that?

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LED's, Light, UV, IR

06/07/2015 7:44 PM By: Caleb7

3 Volt Rainbow Strobe LED in action. These are available trade from the Parts Forum.

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Math

12/03/2015 5:29 PM By: bertkdowns

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Music, Audio, Video, MP3

25/12/2014 1:01 PM By: Caleb7

Amplifiers, Filters, Speakers, Preamps, Subs

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PICAXE

23/06/2016 9:09 PM By: Acronum

What's a PICAXE? F.A.Q. Rave Reviews, Links, Program Samples, Photos

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PICAXE Programs

22/08/2016 7:55 PM By: matthew-lever

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Raspberry Pi

23/03/2017 2:18 PM By: Mark Leslie

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ROBOT WARS New Zealand

08/02/2014 12:31 PM By: joe_ivp

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Robotics

02/05/2017 5:05 PM By: tecco

Meet your Future today...

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5- HEAPS OF GOLD IN OUR ARCHIVE

Old Gold Posts

02/09/2016 10:27 PM By: Caleb7

Looking for an old post? Good news! We don't throw anything away.

  • Look in Here or the
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    Old BB Archive- Go Browse

    12/03/2012 9:00 AM By: Andrew H

    Three years of Questions, Answers and Wisdom going wayyyyyy back over all the old BB's Click on Search at the top of this page to find your answer now or get some great ideas.

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