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Design Challenge from AFRON

Hi LMRians !


This is not a contest from me but from the African Robotics Network (AFRON). This association aims to popularize robotics in Africa as an educational way so they hold this contest.

The goal is to design robots that costs less than 10$ and that can be used for educationnal purposes. There are three categories depending on the fact the processing unit is embedded or not. The 9 Best projects will be awarded.

More informations there : http://robotics-africa.org/design_challenge.html

AFRON has been founded by :

Ayorkor Korsah, Asst. Professor, Computer Science, Ashesi University, Accra, Ghana

Ken Goldberg, Professor, IEOR, EECS, Information, UC Berkeley

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i will suggest Ignoblegnome's spurtbot, they are very cheap and educational!!!

Goal is to participate, and to be creative, so I think any entry will be appreciated  ;-) !

IG's spurbot is not programmable...in guess that was a requirement... and this stopped me to submit ALF


We did submit our Swarm Robot design: https://www.robotshop.com/letsmakerobots/node/32511 and we hope to win that competition :-)


Cool ! Hope you'll be a prize ! Guys from organisations looked to be happy about participation level.

I finally didn't have time to enter ... maybe next time.