Programs & Activities

Fundi Bots’ planned activities are centered around the following:

1. Daily or weekly activities at the “Core Facility”

We are in the process of setting up a facility or lab in the outskirts of Kampala. Once fully operational, we want this facility to be open to the general public for visits and demonstrations. However, the actual use of the lab for research / development will be limited to members of Fundi Bots. This is to prevent abuse of the facility and to encourage a culture of trust and collaboration among those actively using the facility.

We will also have “Open ? Days” where we can show what we’ve been doing and encourage our members to present their robots and other technology projects.

2. Robotics Clubs in individual Schools

We want to set up Fundi Bots Robotics Clubs in as many schools as possible. Starting with a select few (less than 10), these clubs will allow committed students to explore, build and work with robots and electronics as an extra?curricular activity.

These Robotics Clubs will facilitated and overseen by Fundi Bots, and will have a dedicated School Facilitator visiting at least once a month.

Eventually, we will encourage collaborations and competitions among different Robotics Clubs to challenge and foster growth, development and awareness.

3. Holiday Robotics Camps

We want to start holiday camps for students to have a dedicated week of electronics and robotics fun! The events will run for a week and will include crash courses on robotics, and teams of 4 to 6 students attempting to build a robot by the end of the week. We’ll have all sorts of activities and competitions to keep the students
engaged.

Our first session is planned in January 2012, and we’ll be posting details on our website soon.

Links & Stuff

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

Friends

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

Resources

Sponsors

  • 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.

Vendors

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