The FLAP buckets and assembly

This is part of an ongoing series of posts on the FLAP bag project, a collaborative effort by Timbuk2, Portable Light and Pop!Tech. We at AfriGadget are helping to field-test these bags that have solar power and lighting on them, and get interviews of the individuals using them.

Day 2: The buckets arrive

This is a continuation of yesterday’s starting video diary, where I received the flaps to the FLAP bag. Saturday morning the package from Timbuk2 was on our doorstep waiting to be opened. The bottom part of the bags had arrived, but there were a few surprises in store for me…

The FLAP bag buckets and assembly from WhiteAfrican on Vimeo.

Assembling the FLAP bag for the first time
Assembling the FLAP bag for the first time
Finally, I assembled the FLAP bag!
Finally, I assembled the FLAP bag!

Next stop Accra, Ghana. I hope that all the kits arrive in one piece, and will start to put them to use as soon as I can.

Author: Erik Hersman

Erik is the owner of White African, a blog about technology and Africa. He is the co-founder of Zangu, a new web and mobile phone application that he hopes will change communication in Africa. AfriGadget is another web project of his, not that he doesn't have enough of those already...

6 thoughts on “The FLAP buckets and assembly”

  1. Ok, the removable flap is a killer. I think I really want one (even if the panel isn’t that strong – it will do the job of recharging my mobile).

  2. Jacquie, I will be finding the people who I think I can get a good idea of the usefulness and functionality of the bag from. I just landed in Ghana and scoped out a few people today, will be handing a couple out tomorrow. Stay tuned.

  3. Hi Erick – Awesome idea , we travel to Lagos often & would be happy to demonstrate this concept there , 24 million people in Lagos alone – be interested in marketing it there for you , congrats ,

    leon orsmond
    creative director
    osmosis viral creative think tank
    dubai lagos kampala jozi ekapa
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    +27 724009517

  4. My name is Jacob Abegglen and I am a representive of Hockinson Middle School near Vancouver, WA. I am doin a project at school to help my community use solar energy. I would like to know how much a Flap bag is, and if I could use a few for my green project. I would like any help I can get.
    Please reply.

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