Weed Spraying Robot

James Avenell

Alexandra Primary School

Profile Info

Weed Spraying Robot goes through the paddock spraying weeds- basically, it takes a job that has previously been done by hand and automates it. It is still a work in progress, and I would like to see what opportunities are out there and take it further.


What inspired you to create your project?

My dad and I shared the job of going through all our paddocks and taking out all the weeds with a thing called a grubber (a bit like an axe but with a flat piece that pulls them out of the ground). The job was tiring, time consuming, and hard on the body. This design takes away the need for me to do this chore!

Who influences your tech/innovation?

I found inspiration through watching YouTube videos and regularly playing around with stuff. Teachers at school have helped me with previous ideas, but this one I did on my own.

What is your dream job?

I’m interested in technology, so something involving tech other than gaming.