FEB 2017


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In the above AfrikaBOT 2017 solution demonstration video, the programming of the robot (roughly) follows the flowchart below. Although we will not simply hand any participant a complete debugged program solution to the maze, you are welcome to email us for clues and tips if you get stuck...




In the above AfrikaBOT 2017 solution demonstration video, there are three phototransistors acting as light sensors, overhead an illuminated line in the competition maze. To program the robot, you will need to understand the following truth table:


Contact UJ TechnoLab to arrange a free school visit where we explain how to set up an Engineering Club and enter AfrikaBOT 'the world's most affordable robotics competition'.

When your school builds a practice maze and agrees to send at least two teams to AfrikaBOT 2017 we will donate robot worth R4,850.00 to your school to get you started.

The first step we recommend if you want to get involved in building your own robots is to download the following PDF books and information sheets:


PDF DOWNLOAD: 'ROBOTICS WITH THE BOE SHIELD BOT' BOOK (ARDUINO)

PDF DOWNLOAD: 'ROBOTICS WITH THE BOE-BOT' PDF BOOK

[coming soon] PDF DOWNLOAD: AFRIKABOT CHECKLIST & RULES

[coming soon] PDF DOWNLOAD: STEPS TO ENTER AFRIKABOT

[coming soon] PDF DOWNLOAD: AFRIKABOT TEACHER FRIENDLY ROBOTICS

[coming soon] PDF DOWNLOAD: GUIDELINES FOR VOLUNTEERS


[coming soon] PDF DOWNLOAD: TAKING AFRIKABOT INTO COMMUNITIES






VIDEO: AfrikaBot in 30 seconds: affordable robots

Robot competitions usually require an expensive robot that starts at around $1,000.00 (South African rands about R12,000.00). AfrikaBot is affordable because you can build a competitive robot for a lot less with the correct advice.

The University of Johannesburg and its partners like the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) want more South African teenagers to get early exposure to engineering concepts, AfrikaBot gives underprivileged teenagers the opportunity to participate.

In this video find out how you can build your own robot.




VIDEO: AfrikaBot in 30 seconds: the electronics kit

AfrikaBot is the worlds most affordable robotics competition, because teenagers can use electronics they already have or build their own low cost controller.

AfrikaBot allows teenagers to build their own electronics from a kit that can be programmed with FREE graphical or FREE text software to move the robot autonomously through the maze.




VIDEO: AfrikaBot in 30 seconds: free robot software

In this video Coach Michael talks about how the AfrikaBot robot is programmed with FREE graphical or FREE text software to move a robot autonomously through a maze.





VIDEO: AfrikaBot in 30 seconds: the maze

AfrikaBot 2016 'the worlds most affordable robotics competition' requires the robot to move autonomously through a maze. In this video Coach Michael talks about how the AfrikaBot robot is programmed with FREE graphical or FREE text software to move a robot autonomously.






VIDEO: PRESS TV FEATURE ABOUT AFRIKABOT






AfrikaBot 2017
'the worlds most affordable robotics competition'


UJ TechnoLab


The first robotics competition for home built robots was recently held at Zwartkops International Raceway near Centurion.

AfrikaBot is open to the public, and high school, college and university undergraduates are welcome to enter the event each year.









RESOURCES AND TRAINING:
PLEASE CONTACT US ASAP TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN GET THE FREE ROBOTICS SOFTWARE AND TRAINING




Please contact Michael 082 962 2772 to find out where you can get the electronics kits, videos of how to build your AfrikaBot and FREE PROGRAMMING SOFTWARE

info (a) robotscience.co.za

michaele (a) uj.ac.za










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