Michael Nixon - The Amazing Annoyatron - NSW

Michael Nixon is a teenager who is passionate about exploring and sharing new technologies. In 2016, at age 13, Michael entered the first Regional Pitchfest with his business EduKits. The startup was pitched as supplier of 3D printers, electronics and STEM kits for both home and classroom based learning.

Since Pitchfest, EduKits has been working hard to implement new solutions to provide education to the local and national communities about technology, specifically 3D printing, electronics and coding. Some of the programs included 3D printing holiday workshops for teens, putting 3D printers in regional libraries and offering electronics, STEM and 3D printing kits on its online store.

This year, Michael is back to pitch the Amazing Annoyatron - a fun and affordable educational kit designed to introduce kids and teens to electronics and coding. We know that new technology is shaping the jobs of the future, and it’s becoming increasingly important that our current kids and teens can confidently use and modify it. The Annoyatron will be the way that kids can get a head-start with electronics and coding, preparing them for a tech-savvy future.

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