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Making Science Education More Practical

The Gamelian World reports on an initiative to foster "low-cost science practicals, designed and run using very cheap readily available resources.": image courtesy of the Gamelian A recent workshop jointly organised by the Greater Accra...Show More Summary

Building Mini-Kilns in Agbogbloshie

From Qamp: Plastics constitute a significant portion of the Agbogbloshie waste stream, moving through stages of collection, sorting (by type and colour), cleaning, shredding and even in some cases molding into pellets. (See Plastics blog post). Show More Summary

Building Robots – and Confidence

From UNICEF:Among the children of Mountain View, near Kingston, Jamaica, Marvin Hall is something of a hero. Hall, a former math teacher, holds a workshop called ‘Lego Yuh Mind’, in which young people playfully explore ideas in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Show More Summary

Victronix | A Custom Hardware Startup in Tanzania

In the spirit of First Atlantic Semiconductors. Victor Augustine's company, among other things Victronix has developed Tanzania?'s version of Arduino, the Bonguino: A Tanzanian startup hardware house. Its target markets include small...Show More Summary

Incubation at W??lab - Collaborative Autonomous Base

A broadening trend, the evolution of Maker/Hackerspaces into incubators of enterprise.This is being achieved while they still retain the distinct qualities of open inquiry and cross pollination. Startup Brics in conversation with founder...Show More Summary

I See A Different You

From South Africa, in media production, I See A Different You: Grant's Whisky Interview from I SEE A DIFFERENT YOU on Vimeo.A trio collective from Soweto, portraying South Africa as they see it.

Microcontrollers and Power Electronics Hacking

From Akinsinmide's Blog:Mcu based inverter control with A.V.R using pic16f876a image courtesy of Akinsinmide Monitoring of an inverter during operation has being the major challenge faced by local inverter Manufacture which has lead to low demand for locally built Inverters due to sudden break down or Battery being overcharged. Show More Summary

Foumban Coffee

via Sporea report on Café Foumban: image courtesy of Spore Patricia Ndam Njoya heads one of the largest private coffee plantations in Cameroon, at Foumban, and she is also convinced that mechanisation is the way forward. The two cultivators...Show More Summary

Natsai Audrey Chieza / Designer

Participating in the upcoming inaugural Biofabricate conference: Natsai Audrey Chieza is a Design Futurist inspired by material innovation and technology. Natsai considers her creative pursuits with a strong interest in how the life sciences can enable new craft processes for a more robust environmental paradigm.

Stranger Lagos - A Boutique

From Okay Africa, in retail: Stranger(1) a person whom one does not know or with whom one is not familiar;(2) a person who does not know, or is not known in, a particular place or community;(3) (stranger to) a person entirely unaccustomed...Show More Summary

"African Start-Ups are a form of Design"

From SmartMonkeyTV and interview with the director of Museum of African Design host of Maker Faire Africa 2014Aaron Kohn, Director, Museum of African Design (MOAD) talks about: what MOAD covers; its 21 Icons exhibition; exhibitions past...Show More Summary

Solar Irrigated Gardens

In Benin from SELF:....A video portrait of the women in the Kalalé District of Benin, West Africa tells a poignant story about how a community of women has used the power of the sun through SELF's Solar Market Garden project to support their families and keep their children healthy.

The African Fabbers project - Update

Projects from the initiative included: Open source hardware - off grid 3d printer Local material manufactory Urban micro infrastructure and more

SoleRebels US expansion

Forbes reports: Photo Credit: SoleRebels Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu launched her first US offering at the beginning of this month; a flagship store of her eco-friendly shoe brand, SoleRebels, in Silicon Valley, California. The Ethiopian...Show More Summary

Text To Change (TTC) - From NGO to For Profit

Dinfin Mulupi of HowWeMadeIt speaks with Bas Hoefman founder of Text To Change (TTC): what drove TTC’s transition into a for-profit social enterprise and how different is it today?People in Africa are willing to pay for relevant services and information. Show More Summary

Bitcoin Remittances with "Beam"

SmartmonkeyTV reports: If you’re an African and send money from Europe or the USA to your family, then you pay a commission and less of the money reaches them. MEST incubatee and Ghanaian start-up BEAM has a dream that will transform the cost of money transfer. Show More Summary

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