With our system and our support you can be confident that you will be able to make a difference in the lives of
those teenagers that you have been entrusted with educating and that you and they will have lots of fun along the way.
Most robotics competitions require thousands of dollars of expensive equipment and are very difficult to build and
program, with our system the hardware is affordable and easy to build with videos to show you how and there is software
to cater for beginners and advanced students that is properly documented.
AfrikaBot is the worlds most affordable robotics competition because you can build a competitive robot
for about R2,000.00 if you incorporate recycled stuff into your design.
Most robotics competitions require thousands of dollars of expensive equipment.
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 through involvement in AfrikaBot.
We urge all universities, colleges and schools to start your own AfrikaBot competition, and get everyone building robots and
learning about mechatronics to get South Africa skilled and productive. We will support you in every way possible, and welcome
your entries in our Johannesburg competition in August and our national final at Swartkops Raceway near Centurion in October.
UJ TechnoLab invites all school learners, undergraduates, postgraduate students from all univeristies and international
teams and ordinary members of the public as well as qualified and future engineers to enter the AfrikaBot competition.
This independent competition will grow rapidly in the next few years to become South Africa's most
important independent robotics challenge for teenagers, and while the standard of robots will improve rapidly
from year to year we are adamant that this will remain the robotics competition for those who also want to
learn about electronics and build their own robots rather than working with expensive off-the-shelf solutions.