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Kids dabble in robotics in Zimbabwe : RoboFEST 2015 in pictures

We attended the RoboFEST 2015 edition which ran from the 31st of July to the 1st of August. Themed Agriculture in the 21st Century”, the event’s challenge was to simulate the planting and harvesting in agriculture using miniature robots assembled from a prepared toolkit.


RoboFEST 2015: Zimbabwean children develop tech solutions for agriculture

The RoboFEST Challenge’s 2nd Edition held in Harare recently brought together 8 different teams of students to compete in creating a robot that solved a real problem in agriculture.


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.


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 […]


Pictures from a Schools Robotics festival held in Harare

Recently we attended a schools robotics festival in Harare organised by the TEST guys. We somehow forgot to share the pictures on time. But here they are. Did you attend the festival? What do you think about it? Another one is coming in November and this one will feature stuff for the adults as well, […]


Interview: Kenyon Stamps, co-ordinating science & tech initiatives in Zimbabwe

For those of you that have been wondering (and asking) about the people behind last week’s school Robotics tournament, this will answer those questions and more. We interviewed Kenyon Stamps, the founder of the Trust for Education in Science and Technology (TEST) who are the coordinators of the FIRST LEGO League tournament in Zimbabwe. We […]