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Open Source Hardware towards designing for local needs in Tanzania

Eng. Valerian Linus Sanga and Paul Thomas Nyakyi are co-founders of STICLab, a maker space in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. During this talk, they will explain how maker spaces like STICLab and open source hardware can be leveraged to help tackle local problems around his community. All welcome to find out more about another fascinating maker space and its impact on the local community.
When Jul 14, 2018
from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Where Makespace Classroom, 16 Mill Lane, Cambridge
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About the Speakers

Eng. Valerian Linus Sanga is a Tanzanian Engineer and the co-founder, Director of Finance and Administration of STICLab in Dar es Salaam. He is a collaborator of WaterScope, a Cambridge social enterprise building a 3D-printed microscope powered by Raspberry Pi for detecting water contamination. Valerian is also a Visiting Industrial Fellow at The University of Bath and a Visiting Researcher at Cambridge University, UK.

Paul Thomas Nyakyi is the co-founder and Director of Sales and Marketing at STICLab in Dar es Salaam.

STIClab

About STICLab


Science & Technology Innovation Centre and Laboratories - STICLab, is the first Tanzanian makerspace, equipped with passionate and experienced innovators who come up with products and solutions to tackle community challenges in Tanzania and beyond. They provide technical, scientific and engineering solutions to both social and industrial problems/challenges through utilizing locally available resources as much as possible.

They are working on a range of scientific, technical and engineering projects that respond to the needs of the community, the country, Africa and the world as a whole. They believe "What is made in Africa, can be used around the globe."

https://sticlab.co.tz/about

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