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The 2015 edition of Zimbabwe’s RoboFEST to be held next month

This years RoboFEST robotics and automation competition will be held from 31 July to 1 August at Gateway High School. Confidence will be high this in this edition after last years event attracted 10 teams, some from underprivileged backgrounds who designed and built robots after only having learnt how to use a computer 4 weeks before.

Special Edition Techzim Podcast: 2014 in review plus our festive season giveaway!

This is a special edition of the Techzim Podcast that marks the end of the year 2014. In this episode we review the successes and failures in tech and what stood out for us locally and internationally in the world of technology. Topics discussed include broadband advances for the year liker the rollout of fibre, gadgets […]

FIRST LEGO League Zimbabwe holding robotics tourney for school kids

A couple of months ago we attended a schools robotics festival that was held at Hypercube Hub and organised by the guys from TEST. This wasn’t the last activity for TEST in 2014 as the team has gone on to organise a FIRST LEGO League Zimbabwe Challenge for children. This is the same tournament they held last […]

Robotics Education & Competition Day to take place in Harare

Every time I mention that there’s a robotics schooling initiative for kids  (and adults as well if they want) here in Harare, I’m met with genuine surprise that such stuff is happening locally, so usually I have to send a link to a robotics tournament we covered last year. But you don’t have to wish you […]

Harare Schools Robotics and Science tournament in pictures #FIRSTLEGOLeague

Some of you may know that yesterday, the FIRST LEGO League initiative held a Robotics and Science tournament in Harare where 10 schools, most of them primary, entered. The whole initiative is a fun way to great kids interested in science and technology in the hopes they pursue it as a career in future. Having […]

Schools Robotics and Science tournament event in Harare this week

This was one was a bit of a surprise to us too – a pleasant one I should add – when we first learnt about it some weeks ago. There’s actually a local school of robotics and science initiative designed to make science and technology exciting to students in primary and secondary school right here in Harare! […]