NOV 2014


QUESTION:

What type of robot do I need to program my robot?

ANSWER:

Parallax offers free downloads of software to program the P1X8 chip (Basic Stamp 2) for Windows and Apple computers free from their website, but because I can buy three Windows computers for the price of one Apple we tend to buy the more affordable option.

To help parents/teens that are battling with mounting costs in all areas of their lives, I've been recommending folks get to Desco.co.za electronics recyclers where they can buy a refurbished Lenovo with Windows XP for around R1,700.00 to program their robots. However, Microsoft has just authorised NextBook to load Windows 8 Bing onto their 8" tablet R1,499.00 and 10" tablet hybrid computers R2,999.00 exclusive to Makro stores which makes this an affordable option.

We went around to their offices, to test these devices, watch the video to see this hardware
[LOOK OUT FOR THEIR 'REVIEW' OF P1X8]:




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RobotScience @ UJ TechnoLab Open Day

If you are between 14 and 19 years old (a teenager) please come to our open day where you can win a P1X8 robot made by a South African teenager just like yourself if you participate in our Maths Flash competition:




Saturday 22 November, 2014
12h00 to 16h00
@ UJ TechnoLab, Lab B52
University of Johannesburg
Kingsway Campus


PLEASE CLICK HERE OR ON THE ABOVE IMAGE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR OPEN DAY AND HOW YOU CAN WIN THE ROBOT IF YOU ARE A TEENAGER AND GOOD AT MATHS




Watch this video to see some of the robots you can build with us:




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What can you learn with us? (advanced robotics stuff)



What can you learn with us? (the basics of electronics)



Check out this cool small + fast robot:



Check out our cool big tank tracks robot:



Scenes from our open day at University of Joahnnesburg in 2013:






In 2013 RobotScience at UJ TechnoLab received a grant from the Shuttleworth Foundation, that enabled us to continue training underprivileged South African teenagers for another year. Thanks!

Take a look at some scenes from our training programme in 2014:




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