Who we are
CodeABot is the trading name of the Advanced Technologies Institute. The centre focuses on teaching mechanics, electronics, robotics and coding to kids. The beginning courses deliberately have a hands-on, interactive or experiential approach to learn coding. The community outreach program of the centre is governed by the New High Trust. The New High Trust is the umbrella for teaching children from vulnerable communities and young employment seekers. It is also the management structure of robotic competitions and inter-school challenges. Events such as the Thymio Collaboration Project, First Lego League Competition and the World Robotics Olympiad can be sponsored by companies through this registered Public Benefit Organization (no 930053808).
Meet the team
Natasha got hooked on the potential of robotics and coding when she took her own three girls to a competition at the Nelson Mandela University. She is the owner of CodeABot and believes that every child’s potential can be unlocked if you can find the right key.
A homeschooling mom with over 20 years of experience. Her own boys worked on the Simple and Powered Machines curriculum and Lego EV3 Mindstorms code as youngsters. She manages the business financial accounts.
A gamer who has started adulting. He was the first person to join the team and is impressive with PC’s and tech stuff. Although he is self-taught, Keegan is formalising his knowledge through part time studies.
Where to find us
Due to the impact of Covid lockdown, we have a temporary home in Abelia Crescent in Sunridge Park. Part of the owner’s home has been converted to accommodate the business. A separate entrance with facilities to disinfect and wash hands is available. All visits are by appointment only and most consultations are done telephonically or online to avoid unnecessary exposure of the environment to germs. To avoid traffic and parking issues in the residential area, parents are asked to drop and go. The Sunridge shopping centre is less than 900 meters away and a small park less than 80 meters away is a lovely waiting place for those who wish to not drive.