CITIZEN, CITRONELLA
These are prototyping, testing and staging resources for learning, teaching and research at the School of Digital Technologies at the Manukau Institute of Technology

For interested members of the general public finding this page, then a good general starting point including enrolment information is:
www.manukau.ac.nz

For industry people interested in hosting student projects or partnering in applied research:
Contact the School of Digital Technologies:
https://www.manukau.ac.nz/study/areas-of-study/digital-technologies

Project Examples

Community Law South Auckland.
Work done for course "Industry Project" by senior student Kunal Prakash.
https://clsstlaw.com/

Students fly Experiments in Rockets
For course "Hot Topic", Jasmin and Li worked on Robotics, including sending devices up in a model rocket launched by the NZ Rocketry Association.
NZ Rocketry Flights November 18, 2018

Student Robotics Research at the ITX Conference
Course "Hot Topic" again, where senior students investigate new technologies. Sadia's work on robotics led to her presenting this paper at a conference in Wellington. Sadia and Farhin used a secondhand electric car to get from Auckland to Wellington and back. This was pioneering heroism hopping from charging point to charging point taking 23 hours to get there. With more map studying and planning they improved this to 17 hours for the journey home.
Winner of the CITRENZ Practice and Innovation Award for using different technologies in teaching and learning.
Conference Publications (Sadia's paper is the first one)

Robotics Blog
https://hitechfromlotech.blogspot.com

"Team MITCIT" in the 48 Hours Film-making Competition
The Rialto 48 Hours Film-making Competition 2013 was the weekend of 24/25/26 May. Our allocated surprise genre assignment was "race against the clock". We were based on a farm on the remote Awhitu Peninsula so we made a film about the race against the clock to save a farm from mortgage foreclosure by the villains of "Overlord Bank". We made our short film in 48 hours and 42 minutes - a little unfortunate about the 42 minutes - that means we still got to see it in a real theatre in the festival but we are out of the judging for the finals and the audience favourite awards.
Filming went very well with editing all in place by Sun 4:45 pm but then we hit the kind of computer rendering problems that only happen once in a million years (or in the 48 Hours competition).
Movie "Notice of Seizure"

IAFILM ARCHIVE - more about the movies
Archive. Movies, Multimedia and Programming website by John Calder, retired Manukau Institute Lecturer still involved in Institute Projects.
IAFILM - Independent Alternative Films