Archive for July 11th, 2012

Get in on the 10 Dollar Robot Design Challenge

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Bringing technology and science to the masses isn’t always easy. Even if you forget about the complexities of curriculum, just having the basic tools tools to teach technology can be cost prohibitive. The African Robotics Network (AFRON) is hoping to put a dent in that problem with the“10 Dollar Robot” Design Challenge.

The goal of the challenge is to create an inexpensive robotics platform that can be use used in science and technology education. The robot must be programmable, and have some way to interact with it’s environment. Robots that cost under $100 are eligible, though the closer you get to $10, the better your score will be.

The winners of this competition will get prizes including cash, Raspberry Pis and having your design distributed via the AFRON. Just imagine your design in the hands of students worldwide!

We absolutely love initiatives like this one – simple ways to bring technology and science to even more people. So thank you to the founders of this project, Ken Goldberg and Ayorkor Korsah . And good luck to all the contestants – we’re really excited to see what you come up with!