4IR, HERE WE COME!
Published: November 1, 2019

 

Challenging our learners in the Free State and Northern Cape with STREAM (MST) – competing to test their critical and creative skills

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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.

PHOTO GALLERY

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Mr Morweng from the DoE welcoming guests, learners and MCIS Trainers to the event

 

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Andries Steenkamp and Danie Jansen van Vuuren from Petra Diamonds Koffiefontein were in attendance as part of the judges

 

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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 Die Kuil IS setting up their project

Teacher and learners from Kuilsville High School setting up their project

 

Learners from De Kuil Intermediate School setting up

Learners from Kuilsville High School setting up

 

Learner from Die Kuil Intermediate School presenting the project to the judges

Learner from Kuilsville High School presenting the project to the judges

 

Learners from Reikaeletse responding to questions posed to them by the judges

Learners from Reikaeletse responding to questions posed to them by the judges

 

Presentations of the learners' research work

Presentations of the learners’ research work

 

Example of the robots

Example of robot using motion and smoke detectors

 

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Close-up of motion detector

 

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Radar using motion detector

 

Judges completing their score sheets as they evaluate a robot from one of the teams

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 ‘Future Team’ who achieved 1st place

 

The Judges and MCIS Staff with the 'Future Team' who achieved 2nd place

The Judges and MCIS Staff with the ‘Signals Team’ who achieved 2nd place

 

The Judges and MCIS Staff with the 'Future Team' who achieved 3rd 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

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