We ran an amazing tech expo in Jinja! Parents, teachers and students left "simply amazed".
We're big fans of maker skills and robotics, and of course we're bit fans of LittleBits as well. It offers such an easy way to get into making and inventing, and it's accessible for kids of any age in any culture. Here are a few photos of our staff teaching the students [...]
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 [...]