We met with the robotics students from Jinja SS at Hackerspace for the first time on Monday night. After a quick orientation where we gave a tour of the facility and we went over some newly established rules that we posted for the Hackerspace, some keys to being successful with STEM projects. [...]
Thanks to a very gracious donor and friend Jason, we have an X-Carve in Uganda. That sentence was incredibly short and simple but the story of our X-Carve is anything but. Here's a quick video teaser showing our little shop: For those that aren't aware, the X-Carve by Inventables is [...]
When we first came to Uganda seven years, our goal was to put computers in schools because we knew that technology training was not only a necessity, it's fun and inspirational, especially when the students have had limited (or no) access to equipment. However, installing computers in classrooms was a problem because [...]
Continuing education in robotics and electronics kickstart at the Jinja CTC.
It's been a fun journey, but here's how we went from zero knowledge to printing prosthetic hands and robots with out Ultimaker 2!
We are so grateful from the young ladies from Just Cause Uganda, who came all the way from Canada to train this great group of former homeless ("street") girls in our Jinja, Uganda hackerspace. Here's their blog entry from the last week of robotics training, copied from their web site: The girls [...]
We’re proud to announce our first robotics course designed especially for Ugandan girls! In this class, we brought in former homeless (“street”) girls from Mirembe Cottage for Street Girls (http://www.sonriseministriesinc.org/mirembecottage). We worked alongside Sarah and Michelle from http://www.justcausecanada.org. The class was such a raging success that we’re prepping the girls for an [...]
It’s been a crazy couple of days. I can hardly keep up. Sorry in advance that this post is so scatterbrained. First, we have a new line on Internet service. It’s not public so I can’t talk too much about it, but let’s say that we now have redundant internet at the [...]