Helping unlock an education in engineering for learners all over the world.
SeeBox now funding on Indiegogo http://igg.me/at/seebox
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The Scientific Engineering Education Box, or SeeBox, seeks to address the worldwide shortage of engineers by introducing young learners to the principles of electricity and electronics. Africa especially lags behind in the training of engineers, and the SeeBox offers a technological solution to this.
Johann Kok, inventor of the SeeBox, maintains that the early start he had as a child in being allowed to explore the inside of discarded electronics at the electricity workshop his father worked at, is what got him into engineering. This is what inspired him to invent the SeeBox, to expose children to electronics at a young age, and give them a head start to ensure their employability later on.
Seebox is an innovative interactive game console that comes packed with video tutorials to spark children's interest in engineering, through fun game-play & practical electronic experiments. SeeBox differs from other electronic training tools and games in that it uses actual components, and keeps record of a child's progress.
SeeBox enables learners to develop problem solving skills and abstract thinking without the need for an electronics teacher present. SeeBox could help unlock a future in ICT for many young learners.
SeeBox has been recognized in 3 innovation awards this year:
• Finalist Innovation Prize for Africa 2015 (top 10 from 900 entries),
• Winner SA Innovation Summit - Best Social Innovation, Best Design, Best Pitch 2015,
• Currently finalist Africa Entrepreneurship Award 2015 (currently in top 10 from 5000 entries).
SeeBox is ready for the market and seeks funding for first production. The developers are offering the opportunity to get a SeeBox for your school by co-sponsoring $35 on Indiegogo. When 10 people sponsor, they will give your school a SeeBox.They are also giving SeeBoxes to disadvantaged schools in South Africa, and you can support them by sponsoring $10 towards a deserving school, giving disadvantaged children the chance of a bright future.
More info: www.seebox.co.za/indiegogo-crowdfunding-campaign/
K Measure, developer of the SeeBox, is a small contract electronic design company based in South Africa, and operating for the past 10 years. It also imports and sells electronic test and measurement equipment to the engineering industry in Africa. K Measure has extensive experience in both electronic design and the needs of the electronic engineering industry in Africa.