The University of Johannesburg and its partner the South African Institute of
Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) want more South African teenagers to get early exposure
to engineering concepts through involvement in AfrikaBot 'the world's most affordable robotics competition'.
When you build your robot to enter AfrikaBot you will be learning about
electronics and control systems, and how to program in C.
Breaking news is that we now have free software that shows you how to program, even if you do not know how,
which is the most exciting hassle-free way to learn valuable programming skills.
If you are a teenager and you are serious about winning one of the prestigious AfrikaBot 2017 trophies, you need
to start building and testing your AfrikaBot robot right away as it will take months of testing and preparation
to ensure you have a winning entry.
If you are in the Johannesburg area we invite you to contact us to get involved, if you are further afield we
urge you to start your own "engineering" club and get building right away. We have a comprehansive set of guides
to help you get going, which you can request from us via email or download from this website.
We urge all universities, colleges and schools to start an AfrikaBot chapter, and encourage teenagers to start building robots and
learning about mechatronics so you can get a degree in electronics and get South African industry skilled and productive.
This website and our high quality videos show you every aspect of how to build and program your own robot, we believe you
will be ready to enter AfrikaBot 'the world's most affordable robotics competition' in October 2017 if you make a start today.