The Fundi-Walker – Senior

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Fundi-walker

Designer/artist: Solomon King Benge

Year: 2012

Description: The Fundi-Walker Senior is a similar species of four legged mechanical walking animal to the Junior, but its motion is entirely based on programming. It is comprised of two servo motors, fitted plastic limbs and an on-board Arduino coded to co-ordinate its walking pattern.

About the designer: Fundi Bots is a non-profit education initiative based in Uganda, which aims to teach very young African children the fundamental principles of computer programming, electronics engineering and mechanical engineering as an additional form of literacy to learning the basic alphabet. Fundi Bots under the direction of Solomon King Benge works with students from 6 years old - in and out of school - through school-based and public access programs.

Image credit: Fundi-walker, as seen at fundibots.org