From November 5-6 last year, as a result of emerging a winner in the AFRON “10 Dollar Robot Design Challenge” for my entry “A Locally Sourced Robotic Arm” seen on this site here, I had the privilege to be an exhibitor at the Maker Faire Africa 2012 held in Lagos,Nigeria. The event was quite an eye-opener introducing me to the Maker Culture and creating links with people that I still treasure. On November 7, there were training sessions on various topics from 3D printing to Arduinos to Light Up Your Gele (a session on using LEDs with traditional African headgears) held at the Co-Creation Hub (CCHUB),Yaba.
Below are pictures from the both the main event and the training sessions.
Interacting with some secondary school students (Day 1)
It’s day 2 and we are ready to roll!
Steve Daniels, Esther Adebayo, Emeka Okafor and Emmanuel Iduma
Henry Barnor(Co-organizer Maker Faire)
Linet Kwambaka (Girl Geek Workshop Facilitator)
Bilal Ghalib (3D Printing Workshop Facilitator)
With Esther Adebayo
A MakerBot 3D printer
The Girl Geek Board
Preparing for a workshop
Jennifer Wolfe (Co-organizer Maker Faire Africa) and Emeka Okafor (Curator Maker Faire Africa)
Anna Waldman and participants at the Light Up Your Gele Workshop
Light Up Your Gele Workshop in progress
Tunji Eleso (Co-founder CCHUB)
Steve Daniels(Editor-in-Chief Makeshift Magazine)
My event tag
Bilal Ghalib and Linet Kwambaka
Tunji Eleso (Co-founder CCHUB) and Moji Rhodes(Deputy Chief of Staff, Lagos State Government)
David Olaniyan, Senongo Akpem, Abisoye Falabi, Joel Ogunsola, Anna Waldman Brown, Chika Okafor and Chinasa Ikeonu
Components at the Light Up Your Gele Workshop
Baho Abo El Ezz
Weaving LEDs into the hair of a participant (Is this the future of fashion?)
The finished product- LEDs lighting up plaited hair.