Some of our Past Projects

Sorghum growing in Zimbabwe (in collaboration with World Links Zimbabwe)
WK Kellogg Foundation (2007-09)

Sorghum, one of the most important crops grown across Africa is addressed through five interactive3d learning objects - which look at different important aspects of Sorghum production.

They look at “origins and diversity” - how the plant evolved as a crop and the various cultivars in use today; “plant characteristics” - seeds, leaves, root structures etc.; “sorghum as a food source”; “planting for success” - land preparation and the growth cycle and finally, a look at “yields” and factors affecting yield, which includes rainfall and temperature. Download PDF - 858 KB     back to top ↑

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Farm water conservation in Zimbabwe (in collaboration with World Links Zimbabwe) WK Kellogg Foundation (2007-09)
Two interactive3d learning objects show how to conserve water in rural communities, i.e. looking at how to conserve water in the field and roof-top water harvesting.

Water conservation is becoming a crucial issue in Southern Africa, more so as the impacts of global warming are felt.  The learner is shown how to capture and conserve more run-off water using a system to harvest water from roofs, pot holing, half-moon ridges and inverted bottle watering and, during the dry season, how to make clay pipes to irrigate vegetable gardens.
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Farm Mechanisation in Zimbabwe (in collaboration with World Links Zimbabwe)
WK Kellogg Foundation (2007-09)

Efficient farm machinery is a key component of any productive and sustainable agricultural infrastructure and it is important that farmers understand how to set and use their equipment optimally as well as how to replace worn parts when required.

Two i3dlo’s show the farmer how the parts of an animal-drawn plough fit together and how the plough can be adjusted to optimize ploughing (including furrow depth and furrow width - both of which will vary depending on the crop to be planted). Download PDF - 542 KB     back to top ↑

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Beekeeping in Zimbabwe (in collaboration with World Links Zimbabwe)
WK Kellogg Foundation (2006)

A range of simulations teach basic beekeeping skills to the community small-holding farmer who aspires to keep bees as a new source of income, as well as existing apiarists who can improve their returns by avoiding obvious mistakes.

The learning system places the learner in a 3D world that represents a typical small-holding farm. Through the interactive nature of the medium, learners are allowed to explore and discover for themselves (in either Shona or English) the main “do’s and don’ts” of African beekeeping, including for example, hive location, food, water, clothing, enemies, packaging, tools and how to actually build a hive. Download PDF - 209 KB     back to top ↑

Energy Awareness  – AngloGold Ashanti (2008)
A range of VR simulations show the learner how to effectively manage energy in a typical mining environment - achieved by showing the consequences of poor energy management, preventive measures and emergency procedures using four environments (1) underground; (2) vertical shaft; (3) above ground; and (4) tailings storage facility.

The focus of this project is to help miners better understand energy & the consequences of poor, or no energy management. This revolutionary approach is based on the premise that energy (in one form or another) is ultimately behind most accidents. Fourteen VR simulations show the learner how to effectively manage energy in a typical mining environment. 

The topics addressed include: (1) Explosions; (2) Geological energy (rock-bursts, fall of ground and stope face roof drops); (3) Motion & weight (locomotives, pumps / pipes, backfill bags, winches and eyebolts, compressed air, cage, conveyors and tailings storage facilities); (4) Corrosive energy; (5) Radioactive Energy, and (6) Chemical energy (pressure build-up and resulting shockwaves, flammable environments).
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Conveyor Belt safety issues – AngloGold Ashanti (2008)
Conveyor belts are a common source of injuries and fatalities in many industrial environments, including mining. In this simulation, conveyor-belt safety is addressed along with the most common potential hazards that can be encountered.
The learner is immersed in a typical 3D simulated conveyor-belt environment where they are required to "walk around" and identify potential hazards; to practice the correct start-up procedure as well as react to hazards which are randomly triggered. Failure to take appropriate action results in the user being SHOWN the consequence of their inaction, either by way of simulated injury, a short video or photographic material. Download PDF - 356 KB     back to top ↑