Discovery Centre would like to invite your school to participate in
the Afrobot 2014 Provincial Tournament.
is an amateur robotics tournament that is aimed at providing South
African learners with an opportunity to get involved in a technical
project within a supportive and entertaining environment.
Purpose of Afrobot The
purpose of Afrobot is to offer learners an entertaining and friendly
platform to conduct a technical project. Learners will get the
opportunity to learn more about electronics, gain practical
experience in basic robotics, demonstrate creativity and innovation,
develop technical skills, employ a strategic mindset and promote fair
Ages 8 – 18
Teammembers will be required to use basic electronic
components and household materials to build a robot capable of
stacking and building a structure.
theme for Afrobot 2014 is Space and is entitled “Lift
are required to stack-up rocket parts scattered on the field to
assemble their space launcher and take their payload as high as
possible. Teams' robots are
placed on the field of play, facing each other, and will play for one
minute and 30 seconds. At the end of the allotted time, the team
whose rocket can reach the highest altitude in space is declared the
winner by the referee.
must be comprised of a minimum of three members and robots
must be constructed by the team members. The team must be supported
and accompanied by a senior team member, preferably an
interested in participating in this tournament will be required to
attend a workshop in order to receive some materials, guidelines and
details for the mock challenge and tournament, as well as the
construction of their robots.
08 February 2014 Venue: Sci-Bono Discovery Centre Time:
9:00am – 16:00pm
15 February 2013 Venue: Sci-Bono Discovery Centre Time:
9:00pm – 16:00pm
19 February 2013 Venue: Sci-Bono Discovery Centre Time:
2:00pm – 17:00pm
22 February 2013 Venue: Sci-Bono Discovery
Centre Time: 8:00am – 17:00pm
further information please contact Xolane Nameka or Akash Dusrath
(011) 639 8448.
look forward to your school’s participation in Afrobot 2014.