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 1-Year Robotics & AI Course 2023 (ages 9-14):

This is an amazing opportunity for those looking to get involved in the world of robotics and AI. Our program offers accessible, affordable, and high-quality technology education that will inspire the next generation of experts in these fields. With weekly classes located at our conveniently-located Technology hub facilities in Durban and Richards Bay, as well as Johannesburg coming soon - there’s no reason not to take part! This programme provides students with a unique chance to explore their interests in this cutting edge field while learning from experienced professionals who are passionate about teaching others how robots can change lives through innovation. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity - join us today!

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Robotics & AI Fundamentals

Introduction into the world of Software Engineering and Mechatronics!

This is a 10-month long program which introduces children to the world of Mechanical, Electronics, and Software Engineering. This cutting-edge program allows children aged 9-14 to code in Java to C/C++ and design groundbreaking technological advancements for the future. Attendance is weekly.

 

On registration, junior engineers (as we refer to them) get an Arduino Starter Kit which comes with an UNO R3 development board and a wide variety of sensors and actuators, including modules and components.

ONBOARDING PROCESS

Explore the Academy by clicking on the link and filling out our registration form on Google. By doing so, you will gain access to a wealth of resources, including an overview of our curriculum, faculty information, class schedules, and more.

After selecting your package on our website, create an account where you will be able to pay for registration and course fees, securing the young engineer's spot in the program as we have limited spaces. The registration fee covers the robotics kit as well as the toolbox.

ACCEPTANCE LETTER

Receiving the Academy letter of acceptance and a summary of the year calendar as well as all of the required resources for the young engineer for the year, such as laptop standard and anything else that may be required.  They will be called in for orientation to familiarize themselves with The Academy. 

READY, SET, EXPLORE!

Let the fun begin. Your junior is ready to start their journey and receive the kit, which includes tools and merchandise for the academy and is part of the onboarding process. Please make sure your junior engineer attends the orientation as well as you, the parent. 

FILL OUT THE FORM

CREATE ACCOUNT

SPOTLIGHT ON MZANSI'S #1 TEEN ENTREPRENEUR FOR 2021/22

We are proud and blessed to have the South Africa's #1 Teen Entrepreneur for 2021/22 at the Academy! Alex is currently developing his v2.0 prototype of a Conveyor Belt-driven Plastic / Color Sorter for recycling. As part of the prize, he was awarded with a trophy, a certificate and R20000 from Students Advancement for Global Entrepreneurship South Africa and MTN Foundation. He further got an opportunity to join the University of Free State Business School to do NQF5 Entrepreneurship at the age of 13! Go Alex 'Elon Musk' Dodd!

AN EXAMPLE OF OUR CURRICULUM STRUCTURE:

Month 1: Intro to Coding

Juniors are introduced to writing code in C / C# and Java on their laptops. They are introduced to fundamentals of Software, Electronics Engineering and First Principles Thinking

Month 2: Intro to Arduino

On this section, we introduce juniors to Arduino components and sensors such as controlling lights, sound or object detection using their Arduino micro-computer.

Month 3: Idea / Concept

Juniors generate new ideas or solutions, using techniques such as mind mapping, prototyping, brainwriting, reverse brainstorming, etc

Month 4: Production

The actual building of the prototype is the lengthiest part of the process, includes 3D printing, Wood cutting and Laser cutting. Juniors work closely with technical mentors.

Month 6: Coding

After two months or so of  working on the hardware, its back to coding and ensuring seamless integration between the software and hardware parts of the solution.

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  JUNIOR ENTREPRENEUR DEVELOPMENT       ROADMAP  

  A junior can spend a maximum of 3-4 years at AlgoAtWork Robotics Academy with the 4th year open to an accelerator Programme for a select few (Commercialization)  

YEAR 1: INTRO TO ROBOTICS FUNDAMENTALS

Juniors are introduced to fundamentals of Software, Electronics and Mechanical Engineering. They also develop the first version of their Arduino prototype

YEAR 2: INTRO TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP

As juniors continue developing their prototypes, they are introduced to  Entrepreneurship as well as Media through blogging, podcasting etc

YEAR 3: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

They start raising funds through seeking donations / investments into their early stage products. Product development is at its peak.

YEAR 4: STARTUP ACCELERATOR PROGRAMME

Juniors who managed to raise funds and gain traction continue to join this special technical mentorship programme that will take their product to market.