Thursday, 6 February 2014

Afrobot 2014

Sci-Bono Discovery Centre would like to invite your school to participate in the Afrobot 2014 Provincial Tournament.

Afrobot 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.

The 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 play.

Afrobot 2014 Details

Target Group: Ages 8 – 18
Team members will be required to use basic electronic components and household materials to build a robot capable of stacking and building a structure.
The theme for Afrobot 2014 is Space and is entitled Lift Off!” Teams 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.
Teams 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 educator(s).
Teams 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.
Workshop 1
Date: 08 February 2014
Venue: Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
Time: 9:00am – 16:00pm
Workshop 2
Date: 15 February 2013
Venue: Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
Time: 9:00pm – 16:00pm
Mock challenge
Date: 19 February 2013
Venue: Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
Time: 2:00pm – 17:00pm
Date: 22 February 2013
Venue: Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
Time: 8:00am – 17:00pm

For further information please contact Xolane Nameka or Akash Dusrath 
on (011) 639 8448.
We look forward to your school’s participation in Afrobot 2014.

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