Our makerspace in Jinja, Uganda is funded by the hacker community and provides free advanced instruction and resources for budding technologists. We teach robotics, design, programming and much more. Although it has been funded by the hacker community since 2015, we are seeking corporate donors to continue the funding of this terrific project. The annual operating costs for the hackerspace alone is approximately $5,000.
A group of local high school students and university-age young adults has taken an intense interest in advanced technology study and has founded a competitive robotics team based in our hackerspace. Take a moment to visit their self-built webpage:
To learn more about our hackerspace, read the stories below, or to get involved, please join our community.
Tales from our hackerspace
Awesome news from the HFC Hackerspace, reported by Michelle from the Just Cause Uganda Blog. We borrowed an amazing “Little Bits Workshop Kit” that Johnny, the Hackers for Charity founder had brought to the Hackerspace but that had not seen any action as of yet. This is a really simple [...]
The power of passion, community & mentorship Awesome news from the HFC Hackerspace, reported by Michelle from the Just Cause Uganda Blog! There were drones, there were robots, videography, photography, interviews, demos, teaching, learning and a whole lot of fun! A day that none of us will forget! Emma from Malaika [...]
There's no running water and no power at Nanso Primary School on a tiny island in Lake Victoria in Uganda, East Africa. However, there are lots of eager students who have learned a ton of theory but have had no hands-on experience with technology.Michelle, an instructor representing Just Cause Uganda, took [...]
Awesome news from the HFC Hackerspace, reported by Michelle from the Just Cause Uganda Blog. We spent the better part of Tuesday morning on a traffic ridden drive to Kampala on a mission. This was because unfortunately, the drone kit contained ask the parts except the propellors!!! So the [...]
Awesome news from the HFC Hackerspace, reported by Michelle from the Just Cause Uganda Blog. The last two years our students at the Hackerspace have attempted to build a drone as one of their projects. They were not successful with either attempt despite how innovative they were using all kinds [...]
The Ugandan Computer Training Center and Hackerspace are 100% funded by our community at a total cost of only $10,000 per year! We are seeking sponsors to help us keep the facilities open. Please consider donating! The Galaxy International School Uganda National Robotics and Technology Competition was held on April [...]