March 2018


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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 the world’s most affordable robotics competition because you can build a competitive robot for about R2,000.00 by using recycled stuff.

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, the AfrikaBot competition is the platform whereby many more teenagers than before will be able to try their hand and robot construction and programming.

In this video Coach Michael, who has spent more than ten years trying to find ways to teach underserved communities about technology cost effectively, shows what our exciting AfrikaBot looks like and invites you to start building your own with whatever you have lying around the house.




AfrikaBot in 30 seconds: the electronics kit

At UJ TechnoLab teenagers from underserved communities can get involved with pre-engineering activities, and learn more about what engineers do. AfrikaBot is the world’s most affordable robotics competition, because teenagers can use electronics they already have or build their own low cost controller.

The University of Johannesburg and its partners like the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) wanted a competition where any controller can be used. With AfrikaBot teenagers can even 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.




AfrikaBot in 30 seconds: free robot software

AfrikaBot is the world's most affordable robotics competition, hosted by University of Johannesburg TechnoLab and partners. 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.

At UJ TechnoLab teenagers can get involved with pre-engineering activities to learn more about what engineers do, and encourage teenagers to start thinking about how they can solve common everyday problems using technology.




AfrikaBot in 30 seconds: maze robot

AfrikaBot is the world's most affordable robotics competition, and is hosted by University of Johannesburg TechnoLab and its partners. The mission of UJ TechnoLab is to prepare a quality pipeline of first year engineering students.

At UJ TechnoLab teenagers can get involved with pre-engineering activities like building robots. Participation in AfrikaBot is the perfect way to learn more about what engineers do, and encourage teenagers to start thinking about how they can solve common everyday problems using technology like microchips. 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.




AfrikaBot in 30 seconds: basic automation with P1X8

AfrikaBot is the world's most affordable robotics competition, participation is the perfect way to start learning about electronics and control systems. In this video we find out why this might offer new options for people living in informal settlements without access to the power grid.




AfrikaBot in 30 seconds: think recycle with P1X8 robot

AfrikaBot is the world's most affordable robotics competition, participation is the perfect way to learn about ways in which ordinary household items can be recycled into useful electronics and control systems. In this video we find out why young people should build their own electronics and start thinking about what they can invent once they have the basic skills required to program a microcontroller.






AfrikaBot
the world's most affordable robotics competition




UJ TechnoLab invites all school learners, undergraduates, postgraduate students from all univeristies and international teams to consider entering AfrikaBot competition.

It is our hope that this competition will grow rapidly in the next few years, to become South Africa's most important (and most affordable) robotics competition for teenagers who want to build their own robots from scratch using electronic parts and a soldering iron.

This competition is open to ordinary members of the public, scholars and students in many categories.


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