Announcing “GIG supports project Tolocar” to connect with Ukrainian makers.

Announcing “GIG supports project Tolocar” to connect with Ukrainian makers.

The HIWW Truck English version [Ukrainian Version below] When faced with challenges or adversity way beyond what a person can handle - one of the cultural responses in Ukraine is “Toloka”. Turning to the crowd for support. Providing solutions at the needed scale, and with ingenuity and insight beyond what an individual can muster. tolocar.org The Tolocar project was created to support makers in Ukraine in an extremely difficult situation. It provides Ukrainian makers with access to international maker communities and creates a sustainable exchange network between Ukrainian and international producers.  To support and strengthen Ukraine's industries, partners from around the world have come together to implement various projects on reconstruction and rehabilitation, open production, knowledge transfer and innovation. In the spring of 2022, the Tolocar project began sending converted workshop vans to Ukraine, which have the capabilities of a mobile makerspace or fablab on wheels. These open mobile production facilities are designed to support humanitarian activities in the country. the Cadus Supporter They provide high-tech manufacturing or...
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Please, Make things that Make sense!

Please, Make things that Make sense!

We are inviting makers & innovators globally to take part in the journey toward shaping a sustainable future of making.  Critical Making mentoring programme takes a deep dive into its principles:  Make Things That Make Sense: Create products and solutions that solve fundamental, real-world problems. Share How You Make: Develop guidelines that provide a framework for openly documenting everything about the project's making. Include Ecosystem Services: Aim to give back more than you take from the environment and include accounting practices that value natural resources. Integrate Local Knowledge: Build from within the community by working with local methods, materials and traditional resources. Build for Continuity: Design for the present and future; build social capacity, & aim for financial self-sufficiency.  Powering Inclusion and Openness. Critical Making adds scientific insights into the potential of the maker movement. Socially responsible making can show how global maker communities can offer new opportunities. Opportunities for young talents of all genders to contribute to an open society via open source innovation. You can learn more about...
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CRITICAL MAKING mentoring kick-off & workshop on “Make Things That Make Sense” with Saad Chinoy

CRITICAL MAKING mentoring kick-off & workshop on “Make Things That Make Sense” with Saad Chinoy

How can you advance your product innovation based on openness and critical thinking? We are inviting makers & innovators globally to take part in the journey towards shaping a sustainable future of making. During the last months we have co-designed, conceptualized, invited, wrote, spoke, managed, ... with and for you all a Critical Making mentoring programme to take a deep dive into the principles that informed the creating of this project: Make Things That Make Sense: Create products and solutions that solve fundamental, real-world problems.Share How You Make: Develop a set of guidelines that provide a framework for openly documenting everything about the making of the project.Include Ecosystem Services: Aim to give back more than you take from the environment and include accounting practices that value the natural resources used.Integrate Local Knowledge: Build from within the community by working with local practices, materials and traditional resources.Build for Continuity: Design for the present and future; build social capacity, & aim for financial self sufficiency. We...
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Africa Makerspace Network practical training session

Africa Makerspace Network practical training session

The second edition of the AMN Practical Training Session is set to happen on the 26th August, 2022 and is themed, “DIY and Everyday Hacks for Makerspaces”. This edition is centered on knowledge exchange on the theme. Participants would demonstrate simple hacks and DIYs that can be adopted to make work easier and faster in the makerspace setting.Venue: Zoom. Event link would be shared with participants once they register.Participant registration link;bit.ly/AMN-PracWk22 Inquiries should be channeled through info@africamakerspace.net The African Makerspace Network (AMN) is a community of African Makerspaces comprising researchers, innovators, hobbyists and students that use tools and equipment within a structured space for skills and knowledge sharing, community problem solving towards attaining a sustainable development in Africa. The Network birthed in 2019 currently has in its community about 27 makerspaces from across 10 African countries including Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Côte d'Ivoire and Botswana. The purpose of enhancing harmonization among makerspaces in the African region to...
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AfricaOSH 2022 Cameroon

AfricaOSH 2022 Cameroon

AfricaOSH is an annual summit taking place on a rotating basis across the regions of Africa. A 3 day event consisted of presentations, brainstorming and panel discussion on sharing science and hardware to promote African innovation. The AfricaOSH Summit is a grassroots effort to bring together a community of researchers, educators, innovators, makers, makerspaces, and many more. This year’s Summit applications are now open to everyone. The Summit is slated for September 29th to October 1st at MboaLab, Yaounde-Cameroon. Apply with the link below:https://bit.ly/AOSH_Summit22https://bit.ly/AOSH_Summit22 Deadline for applications is on the 31st July 2022...Le sommet AfricaOSH est une communauté de chercheurs, d’éducateurs, d’innovateurs, de fabricants, de makerspaces, et bien d’autres. Les candidatures pour le sommet de cette année sont maintenant ouvertes à tous. La date limite pour les candidatures est le 31 juillet 2022. Nous espérons vous voir au Cameroun. Postulez avec le lien ci-dessoushttps://bit.ly/AOSH_Summit22 The aim of the summit is to discuss all the opportunities for Africa, offered by Open Science and its various trends and topics (Citizen sciences,...
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Join us in the Critical Making Mentoring Programme 2022

Join us in the Critical Making Mentoring Programme 2022

We are excited to launch the Critical Making Mentoring Programme coming up this spring. Here is a sneak peak of what is to be expected! The Mentoring Programme will take place during 2022, requiring only a few hours of active participation per month. Further details will be announced soon! Do you want to stay updated on the mentoring programme? Register your email now to get a special notification when the programme opens for application in April! Update: The mentoring programme is open until the 31st of May. Click here for more details and to apply About Critical Making:Critical Making is a partnership to encourage responsible research & innovation to foster open access, inclusiveness and positive change across the global maker community. Together, we add scientific insights into the potential of the maker movement, and set up activities that focus on critical and socially responsible making. We aim to show how these communities can offer new opportunities for young makers of all genders to contribute to...
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Open Source Hardware Summit 10th Edition – Call for Proposals Open!

Open Source Hardware Summit 10th Edition – Call for Proposals Open!

Celebrating a decade of Open Source Hardware & Community The Open Hardware Summit is the annual conference of the 501c3 Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA). We aim to foster technological knowledge and encourage research that is accessible, collaborative and respects user freedom. OSHWA is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity and donations and sponsorships to OSHWA and the Summit are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Looking to coordinate with fellow attendees? Answers to questions related to the summit? Wondering what the summit community is like? Come join us at the OSHWA OHS forum here!...
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Africa Hardware and Open Science Summit 2020

Africa Hardware and Open Science Summit 2020

Focusing on DIYBio & Sustainability in 2020 Africa OSH Summit 2020 will be held in Yaounde, Cameroon, from 14 to 16 May 2020, under the theme ‘Growing the Do-It-Yourself & Do-It-Together (DIY/DIT) Culture for Community Transformation’. It will be hosted by Mboa Lab. The summit will host workshops, discussions and conferences on making, hacking and DIYBio for a wide range of stakeholders to engage with the processes of design, co-creation, problem solving. Additionally participants will be engaged on how the open science & hardware movement can contribute to sustainable change in Africa. Ultimately we aim to achieve an ecosystem for innovation that is locally adapted, culturally relevant, technologically feasible, economically viable, and environmentally sustainable APPLICATIONS ARE REVIEWED ON A ROLLING BASIS. We will close applications by 29 February, and finalize participant selection in early March. To apply, please fill the form below or visit bit.ly/AfricaOSH2020. ...
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