Images from Maker Faire Africa 2012
From Erik Hersman @whiteafrican: “There’s a lot of activity by these Nigerian girls around the @littlebits devices at #MFA12”

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The fourth annual Maker Faire Africa is going on today and tomorrow in Lagos, Nigeria.

Makers are showing a range of hacks and innovations across farming, robotics, transportation, toys, science, and more. The fair also features a workshop area where attendees can try soldering and learn about Arduino and Rasberry Pi, mini solar panels, and 3D desktop printing.

Follow the Twitter search #MFA12 or @makerfairafrica to catch more images as they come through the interwebs.

14 thoughts on “Images from Maker Faire Africa 2012

  1. I just got an email from a member of the Nigerian parliament’s cousin asking for help getting his family’s vast collection of Arduino projects to the next World Maker Faire. It seems they need my banking information to avoid some kind of nasty taxes from customs. Sounds fun!

    1. Seriously though I am amazed at some of the creations and kludges coming from Africa. If necessity is the mother of invention then that continent is the midwife.

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Sabrina is the Maker Faire Program Director. She works on stage content for the flagship fairs (Bay Area & New York), and also runs Maker Faire's global licensing program for locally and independently produced Maker Faires. She also co-creates the East Bay Mini Maker Faire in her town, Oakland, CA.

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