Let's Get Inventin' - the TV show that turns young inventors' ideas into reality is back with another batch of creative, inspiring and in some cases death defying machines.
Episode 1 - Sunday June 19th Human Skeet Shoot - Melanie Puckett
Episode 2 - Sunday June 26th Ripperstik - Edmond Liu
Episode 3 - Sunday July 3rd Swell Generator - Ruairi Griffin
Episode 4 - Sunday July 10th Water Striders - Kirsten Fisher-Marsters
Episode 5 - Sunday July 17th Bootkicker - Carlos Benseman
Episode 6 - Sunday July 24th Tablenator - Eden Doull
Episode 7 - Sunday July 31st Robotic Chainsaw - Shaun Graham
Episode 8 - Sunday August 7th Yopod - Madison Alexander
Episode 9 - Sunday August 14th Final & DAS - Cheree Kinnear
With a new Inventor Mentor, the fearless Mr Metal, this latest series has high powered explosions, high flying stunts, fiery crash landings, out of control chainsaws and out of control food fights.
Mr Metal will be familiar as Chris Stapp who starred as the iconic stuntman Randy Campbell in the film The Devil Dared Me To.
While he likes to blow stuff up, he's also well versed in all things mechanical.
Mr Metal is joined by Build Buddy Clinton Randell who returns to help budding kidventors realize their invention dreams.
This year's inventions include a kid flinging catapult, a water walking invention, an explosive rugby ball kicking device and a table that sets itself.
The series also features the winner of the ASB Bank Next Gazillionaire's competition, 14-year-old Cheree Kinnear from Maraetai.
Cheree's Disaster Alert System (DAS) is a cellphone-sized unit designed to plug into the wall and receive alerts from Civil Defence to warn of an impending disaster. It can be unplugged and able to receive messages from authorities during a crisis for up to two weeks with its back up battery.
Melanie Puckett(12) from Ashburton created a game called the Human Skeet Shoot in which kids were catapulted over seven metres in the air while being fired on with air powered bazookas.
There were some ingenious landing techniques in a deep water swimming hole as the catapulters tried to avoid the high speed tomato missiles.
The mighty Waitemata harbour was the scene for another perilous invention when 13-year-old Kirsten Fisher Marsters from Maraetai battled 30 knot winds to walk across the harbour on her streamlined Water Striders.
Another invention saw West Aucklander Carlos Benseman (12) attempt a rugby ball kicking world record at Eden Park with the help of his explosive Bootkicker which was rigged to a rugby boot.
Ten-year-old Edmond Liu from Bucklands Beach modified his Ripstik for a drag race with a difference at the Meremere Drag Strip which had a fiery ending.
This year's youngest inventor, eight-year-old Eden Doull came up with a chore busting contraption that will be the envy of every child who has to set the table.
The Tablenator can set a table with knives, forks, plates and glasses all at the press of a button.
Ruairi Griffin (12) from Port Chalmers braved big surf at Northland's Mangawhai Heads to harness the sea's energy for his Swell Generator invention. Using buoys and bike gears the Swell Generator powered a surf tow to propel surfers out to surf breaks,
There were plenty of hazards when it came to testing Shaun Graham's robotic chainsaw. The 15-year-old from Pakuranga managed to cut every branch off some tall timber without lifting a foot off the ground thanks to his remote controlled chainsaw.
This really tested the Let's Get Inventin' build team; special effects geniuses Blair Watkins and Harry Harrison, but they came up with an ingenious and impressive machine to realize her dream.
The team turned to some precision engineering and some imaginative ingredients when it came to realising Madison Alexander's goal of making her eco friendly edible containers for yoghurt.
For this invention Let's Get Inventin' tracked down the only company in the country that specializes in making packaging equipment, the Sutton Group.
The Yopod machine saw her dishing out her delicious new snack to a swarm of schoolkids.
From the eight inventions made in the series, AJ Park Patent attorneys identified unique ideas that are potentially patentable. From these, one clever young inventor won the $10,000 Patent Prize package from AJ Park and the Icehouse Business Incubator.