Events

HacKIDemia/Afrimakers @ Maker Faire Bay Area

  • San Mateo

We will be presenting HacKIDemia and Afrimakers @Maker faire Bay area this weekend.

The idea for AfriMakers was born last year u2013 since then the AfriMakers tour, initiated by HacKIDemia, has kickstarted maker workshops focused on local challenges in 8 hubs around Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Egypt, Botswana). Local teams have created air quality monitoring stations, agriculture pest maps, solar chargers, water filters, and mobile laser cutters. AfriMakers team members are going to show case some of the solutions created and discuss why using local know-how and hands-on prototyping for solving local challenges is more effective in creating access to clean water, energy, and information.

More details: 

http://makerfaire.com/makers/critical-making-in-africa-local-manufacturing-and-regional-collaboration/