Maker Faire Africa 2010 Begins!

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Maker Faire Africa 2010 has begun in Nairobi, Kenya. This is the second of what is becoming an annual event, an event that seeks to shed some light on the inventors, innovators and artists creating practical and interesting ideas – mostly from Africa’s informal sector.

This year, besides having jua kali creators from Kenya, we also have makers from Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria and South Africa. It’s a great turnout, and continues the tradition from Ghana last year.

We’re seeing all kinds of incredible ideas brought to life. Here are a couple:

A customized bicycle, with an accessory that lets you charge your phone via dynamo:
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A robotic porridge cooking machine, made by a Malawian inventor:
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Artistic sunglasses, made from locally available materials:
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More pictures in the Maker Faire Africa group

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  4. I agree, we are definitly incorporating the glasses idea into the work-for-dole and kids care for country programs we are running this year! If we make sales we will donate some of the profits back, for sure.