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Tsakane Technology Roadshow on Software Freedom Day – 20 September

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Tsakane School where H4H will be visiting on Software Freedom Day – 20 September

A bunch of us from House4Hack are going to go to African School For Excellence (in Tsakane) on Software Freedom Day (20th September 2014) to introduce the school kids to some tech! Check out the details on the kick-ass website that Raoul and Toby put together:

http://aseroadshow.house4hack.co.za

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We want to expose the learners at ASE to empowering technologies like 3D printing, arduino, programming, open-source software, giving them an opportunity to learn those at their own pace. The way we do plan to do this is by leaving behind electronic kits, arduino, books, PCs, software, video tutorials, and more.

We are planning a number of talks to get the kids started:

Contact Schalk or Toby if you have some ideas for the day and/or want to come along.

 

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Roboleg

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Robohand has been hard at work at House4Hack over the weekend and their aim is to produce an inexpensive 3d printable prosthetic leg: roboleg

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First prototype of the RoboLeg

 

Richard has been thinking about this idea for a while and decided to host a maker’s weekend with designers, practitioners and enthusiasts from Robohand Cape Town, Australia and Robohand HQ.  Also collaborating with Quentin Harley (designer of the award winning Reprap Morgan) and Bernhard Vogt (owner of CAD House 3d printers).


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H4H at Tech4Africa 2014

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We have submitted two sessions to Tech4Africa – please vote!

A. Build your own drone

You cannot open a tech/news site without reading about a drone, UAV, UAS, multi-rotor, quad copter or flying robot. The headlines tend to be combat heavy, but the real applications is just being discovered – surveying, agriculture, photography, art, search-and-rescue, medicine, infra-structure etc. In this workshop, we will demonstrate how to build a working multi-rotor based drone. The demonstration will explain each of the components, sub-systems and showing step-by-step assembly. We hope to enable participants with a deep technical understanding of the technology and demystifying to the point where anyone can build their own drone.

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B. 3D print a flying robot

3d printing is changing the way we think about manufacturing, design, construction, medicine and the list goes on. The best way to get into 3d printing is to 3d print! And we are planning a hands-on masterclass that will teach you how to 3d print, using the frame for a flying robot as the example model. We will explain the technology used in most desktop 3d printers, the materials that can be printed with, some 3d design basics, how to prepare the design, slice it, send it to the printer for materialization and then fly it.
http://vote.tech4africa.com/session-328/#.UyItAqF1XyU

 

Micro H-Quadcopter by ukarmy04 on Thingiverse

 


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