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
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
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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
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
From ALN in Rwanda: ALN 2014 from Isaac Oboth on Vimeo.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Projects from the initiative included: Open source hardware - off grid 3d printer Local material manufactory Urban micro infrastructure and more
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
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
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
Hints of Demas Nwoko, Frances Anderton writing in Dwell: image courtesy of Dook Joe Osae-Addo, a highly gregarious, Ghanaian-born architect, was living in Los Angeles, designing buildings and acting as the unofficial social coordinator of the local architecture scene. Show More Summary
The power of gardens.Soni Methu explores how a food garden has improved the lives of students at Cape Town's Cavalleria Primary School.