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Fundi Bots awarded Google RISE Grant

Jan 31, 2012   //   by The Resident Fundi   //   Blog  //  Comments Off

We’re excited to announce that Fundi Bots was awarded a significant amount of funding through the Google RISE (Google Roots in Science and Engineering). This is a significant breakthrough for Fundi Bots and we’re excited by the potential extent to which our robotics outreach program can go. We are extremely grateful to the folks at the Google Inc. Charitable Giving Fund of Tides Foundation.

In the meantime, here’s a brief of their press release:

This year, the Google in Education group received a record number of inspiring applications for RISE. We expanded the awards to include Sub-Saharan Africa, and in total, we’re awarding more than $340,000 in funding to 13 U.S., eight European and five African organizations.

Our recipients are diverse, ranging from girls robotics teams building high-tech machinery in Nairobi to after-school programs that have students configuring cluster computers in Salt Lake City.

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We’ll update you with details as we go along. For now, we’re off to see how much more we can now do to change the world around us.



Links & Stuff

We've listed some useful places, contacts, friends, vendors and sponsors below. We hope you find them useful.


  • The Rogue King Founder’s blog. Rants and raves about everything and nothing.



  • Google RISE. We won a grant from these awesome folk!
  • Node Six Generously providing hosting, design & maintenance for Fundi Bots.
  • Spark Fun Have given us lots of awesome education dev kits.


  • Solarbotics Vendors of some seriously cool electronics and robotics parts.
  • SparkFun They sell electronics but they are also passionate tinkerers.