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AlgoAtWork Robotics Academy Facilitator gets Arduino-certified!


AlgoAtWork Robotics Academy is at the forefront of Engineering training for children, youth and teachers. We groom and develop disruptors and innovators of the future. Through exposure to 3D Printing, Mechatronics, Software Engineering and Industrial Design, we provide a platform for the next generation of industrialists, engineers and technology entrepreneurs.

With our three years of trial and testing a new method of teaching and learning within the University of Zululand Computer Sciences Department, The AlgoAtWork Robotics Academy opened its doors to the public in 2019, offering Software, Electronics Engineering and other STEM classes to people as young as eight years old.

Through our Arduino-based STEM programme, we influence and educate our trainees about the importance of solving real-life problems in their communities. Our junior engineers have since developed Arduino-based products that have seen them win different awards locally and globally.

Why get certified?

The Arduino certification demonstrates the competence of instructors delivering Arduino training programmes in their communities. More so, the exam focuses on different parts that will not only provide an understanding of programming on Arduino but also challenges instructors to ensure that they understand their electronic circuits, their Arduino IDE, frequencies and duty cycles, C++ programming logic on Arduino IDE and Arduino boards. As an organisation that has been Arduino based for more than three years, through this certification, we can proudly unleash the power of all Arduino and Arm based tools to demonstrate Arduino technology in communities and encourage more young people to get the certification.

Meet our Arduino-Certified Instructor, Tshega Mampshika

Tshega is a Co-founder and Director of AlgorhythmLAB, a technology (Software, Apps and Robotics Design) solutions company, and

a Co-founder of AlgoAtWork Robotics Academy, which is an Educational Technology company with the main aim of democratising technology Coding and Robotics) education for communities.

Tshega Mampshika studied BSc Computer Sciences and Chemistry at the University of Zululand and started his first Technology company when he was an undergraduate at the age of 21 years-old in 2013. During his university years, he was part of the United Nations Association of South Africa Unizulu, a United Nations Affiliated organisation, where he grew to be come a head of technology and design, a chairperson of the organisation and finally, a deputy chairperson. He is currently studying towards his degree in BSc Robotics at the International University of Applied Science (Based in Germany) and Applied Tiny Machine Learning (TinyML) for Scale through HarvardX.

Our Next Move

AlgoAtWork Robotics Academy will be opening doors to its STEM programme at Dube TradePort in partnership with Moses Kotane Institute, a research agency for the KZN provincial government which is located at King Shaka International Airport, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Through this programme, AlgoAtWork will be able to train and encourage young people to learn and develop solutions for different problems across the KZN province using Arduino as a platform.

Over the next 90 days, we will host the a series of programmes, which will put Arduino technology at the forefront; “Emerging Technologies: A Symposium”, “Robotics and AI Day for Kids” and AlgoAtWork Robotics Bootcamps in Durban and Johannesburg.


Special appreciation goes to Stephen Ozoigbo, The Embedded Learning Challenge team, the Cortex Hub and Support Your School SA.

This program is an Arm(E3)NGAGE initiative in partnership with AlgoAtWork Robotics Academy to train more learners and educators across KZN, and the broader South Africa by driving initiatives to help close the STEM skills’ gap.


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