Challenging our learners in the Free State and Northern Cape with STREAM (MST) – competing to test their critical and creative skills
The winning project was done by the ‘Future Team’ from Kuilsville High School in Danielskuil. The robot can detect obstacles in its path and turns to avoid them. It also detects smoke from fires and alarm goes off to warn the community.
Four schools took part in the Maths Centre 4IR competition, two schools were from Finsch Mine and two from Koffiefontein Mine. The panel of judges was made up of technicians from both mines. The year learners were expected to construct projects that display the application of Maths, Science and Technology.
The Project Scenario challenged learners to build and program a robot using ARDUINO UNO R3 DEVELOPMENT KIT. Learners were to research on Arduino types and the robot they made was supposed to be helpful to humans and design 3 tasks the robot prototype can demonstrate.
The ‘Future Team’ of Kuilsville High School achieved 1st place, followed by the ‘Signals Team’ of Ikanyegeng CS in 2nd place and the ‘Robotics Team’ of Kuilsville High School in 3rd place.
Mr Morweng from the DoE welcoming guests, learners and MCIS Trainers to the event
Andries Steenkamp and Danie Jansen van Vuuren from Petra Diamonds Koffiefontein were in attendance as part of the judges
From far left: J C Faihst (from PD Finsch), Andries Steenkamp (PD Koffiefontein), Danie Jansen van Vuuren (PD Koffiefontein), Dr. Nthabiseng Motsoane (PD Finsch),Tapiwa Chekure (MCIS), Shepherd Chigogo (MCIS), were in attendance being part of the adjudication team
Teacher and learners from Kuilsville High School setting up their project
Learners from Kuilsville High School setting up
Learner from Kuilsville High School presenting the project to the judges
Learners from Reikaeletse responding to questions posed to them by the judges
Presentations of the learners’ research work
Example of robot using motion and smoke detectors
Close-up of motion detector
Radar using motion detector
Judges completing their score sheets as they evaluate a robot from one of the teams
The Judges and MCIS Staff with the ‘Future Team’ who achieved 1st place
The Judges and MCIS Staff with the ‘Signals Team’ who achieved 2nd place
The Judges and MCIS Staff with the ‘Robotics Team’ who achieved 3rd place
Trainers: Phomedi Sebatane, Boitumelo Diale, Shepherd Chigogo and Lentilkile Moroeng
Provincial Manager: Tapiwa Chekure
CEO: Sharanjeet Shan