Posts Tagged ‘makers’

Prototyping the Future on Elephantine Island

{ Posted on Apr 09 2014 by Bill Zimmerman }
Recently, friend and fellow co-conspirator Jay Cousins proposed a unique opportunity; join a diverse group of makers on an island in Upper Egypt to prototype a unique vision for something one might call “Society 2.0”. To provide some context, Jay ...Read More »

South African Brothers Embark on a Raspberry Pi Safari

{ Posted on Jun 21 2013 by Bill Zimmerman }
Two brothers, Frederik and Ernest Lotter, are on the eve of departing on an epic journey — driving from the UK through Europe, Russia, the Middle East and East Africa to their home country of South Africa. In total, the ...Read More »

A Visit to the Future Home of icecairo

{ Posted on Nov 25 2012 by Bill Zimmerman }
ice (short for innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship) is a growing network of physical workplaces where people can come together to share what they can do to solve problems themselves, in a way that has a positive—or at least neutral—impact on ...Read More »

Africa re:load 2012 – Highlights & Growing the AfriLabs Network

{ Posted on Jul 16 2012 by Bill Zimmerman }
I recently returned from Africa re:load 2012, an annual two-day conference hosted by the Bauhaus University Weimar and GIZ (German Agency for International Cooperation) and wanted to share some thoughts while they're still fresh. This year’s event was centered ...Read More »

Remote Controlled Toy ATV

{ Posted on Jan 18 2011 by Bill Zimmerman }
Miniature versions of vehicles are as popular with kids in Cameroon as anywhere else. Adult craftsmen across the continent use materials such as wire, beads and recycled cans to create toy bicycles, trucks and airplanes—many of which transcend the level ...Read More »