Tomatoes vs robots???

Do you know how robots can make ketchup? All the students who came from all over Estonia and participated in the Day of Technology which was held in Tallinn Real School and Tartu Kivilinna School know that! The students in teams had to construct a robot (using computer program,Lego blocks etc) that smashes tomatoes.

My tomato seller at the market in Kongo village, Ghana, Africa

Yes, we all know that food is not for playing, that is why I, Liina, Mondo’s volunteer, gave a lecture about tomatoes: where they grow in the world, which countries are the largest tomato producers, how healthy tomatoes are, what is the nutritional value of tomatoes etc.

Liina talking about tomatoes

By he way, did you know the fact that every third tomatoes are thrown away in the world? So if we could waste 25% less food, it would be enough to feed more than 870 million famine people.

So, how the tomatoes are used?

1) For food: salads, pizzas, ketchup, drinks etc.

Tomato drink

2) In cosmetics, for tomato face mask

Tomato mask

3) For entertainment: popular tomato fights in Spain – La Tomatina Festival

tomato festival
La Tomatina Festival

4) For ELECTRICITY! Yes, three Kenyan girls discovered how to produce electricity from tomatoes. Watch the video below:


Also watch this useful video about tomato power:

After some hours of working in teams, constructing robots (“Ketchup makers”)…..

Constructing robots
Constructing robots

And building a protection for tomatoes…

A protection for a tomatoe to keep it from being smashed

The competition could start!

Robot is ready!
Oh no!
No more protection 🙂

After the competition we used all the tomatoes to make delicious tomato drink.

Bon appetit!

Watch the video about tomatoes vs robots!