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#270209 28-Apr-2020 15:47
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Hi all!

 

I've been following Geekzone for a while now, and have finally decided to make an account! Advice offered on Geekzone has often helped me out, so hopefully I'll be able to return the favour.

 

Here's a bit about me:

 

My name is Matt and I'm in my second year studying Mechatronics Engineering at Canterbury University. I grew up in the Waikato (near Te Awamutu), and moved down to Christchurch last year. At the moment, I'm temporarily back home in the Waikato. Most things technical interest me, and I absolutely fizz getting out water skiing during the summer! As for vehicles, I drive a bog standard Toyota Corolla, and enjoy getting around Christchurch on my push bike.

 

 

 

I'm looking forward to giving advice, and occasionally receiving it too! (Maybe starting with a post asking about our VDSL back here at home)

 

 

 

Catch you guys around,

 

Matt

 

 


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  #2472837 28-Apr-2020 15:47
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  #2472846 28-Apr-2020 15:57
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Welcome to Geekzone, Matt.

 

I'm a big fan of Christchurch.  :)

 

How are you finding mechatronics, and have you go a career path in mind?





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  #2472918 28-Apr-2020 17:43
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Thanks Dynamic,

 

Yep, it's a pretty nice city, I do agree with you on that point. I'm finding mechatronics really good - I've always been interested in electronics and mechanical systems, especially since I first went on a tour of my highschool and discovered that people just a few years older than me were able to make a robot that could follow a line - it honestly blew my mind! From there, it just made sense to study mechatronics. 

 

For those who may not know, mechatronics is pretty much electrical and mechanical engineering combined - So think along the lines of automation / robotics etc.

 

As for a career path, I haven't got an exact set one in mind, but definitely in the mechatronics / mechanical / electrical field - at this stage I'm open to anything in that line. There are lots of cool companies around NZ doing awesome things in this field, so doing something like that would be ideal.


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  #2472933 28-Apr-2020 18:17
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Welcome to Geekzone :)


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  #2472982 28-Apr-2020 19:22
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  #2473018 28-Apr-2020 20:16
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Thanks guys!

 

I'm already experiencing the help of people on this forum, hopefully I can offer advice at some point too!




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  #2473036 28-Apr-2020 20:52
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Awesome to hear.  :)

 

I hear Fisher & Paykel do internships for mechatronics engineers, and the exposure to their vast resources is worthwhile.





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  #2473051 28-Apr-2020 21:24
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Dynamic:

 

Awesome to hear.  :)

 

I hear Fisher & Paykel do internships for mechatronics engineers, and the exposure to their vast resources is worthwhile.

 

 

 

 

Wow, thanks for that tip! I'll definitely keep that in mind! During our course, we do need to do work experience, so looking into that is definitely a good idea.


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