Blog entries from: Timbuktu Chronicles

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November 26 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Wed Nov 26 2014, 18:06:00

The Gamelian World reports on an initiative to foster "low-cost science practicals, designed and run using very cheap readily available resources.":

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From Timbuktu Chronicles Wed Nov 26 2014, 18:06:00

The Gamelian World reports on an initiative to foster "low-cost science practicals, designed and run using very cheap readily available resources.":

image courtesy of the Gamelian

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November 22 2014



From Timbuktu Chronicles Sat Nov 22 2014, 08:31:00

From Qamp:

Plastics constitute a significant portion of the Agbogbloshie waste stream, moving through stages of collection, sorting (by type and colour), cleaning, shredding and even in some cases molding into pellets. (See Plastics blog post). With at least 7 micro-factories by our count, Agbogbloshie is a key part of the plastic recycling industry in Ghana, and integrally interconnected with both local and global production cycles. To date, the failure of Agbogbloshie's industrial ecosystem to add value to plastic material recycled on-site is a lost opportunity for local manufacturing.

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From Timbuktu Chronicles Sat Nov 22 2014, 08:05:00

From UNICEF:

Among the children of Mountain View, near Kingston, Jamaica, Marvin Hall is something of a hero. Hall, a former math teacher, holds a workshop called 'Lego Yuh Mind', in which young people playfully explore ideas in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Working and communicating with each other, the children build robots from LEGO - and along the way, they develop other valuable skills.

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From Timbuktu Chronicles Sat Nov 22 2014, 08:05:00

From UNICEF:

Among the children of Mountain View, near Kingston, Jamaica, Marvin Hall is something of a hero. Hall, a former math teacher, holds a workshop called 'Lego Yuh Mind', in which young people playfully explore ideas in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Working and communicating with each other, the children build robots from LEGO - and along the way, they develop other valuable skills.

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November 14 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Fri Nov 14 2014, 06:58:00

In the spirit of First Atlantic Semiconductors. Victor Augustine's company, among other things  Victronix has developed Tanzania‬'s version of Arduino, the Bonguino:

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From Timbuktu Chronicles Fri Nov 14 2014, 06:58:00

In the spirit of First Atlantic Semiconductors. Victor Augustine's company, among other things  Victronix has developed Tanzania‬'s version of Arduino, the Bonguino:

A Tanzanian startup hardware house. Its target markets include small processing machine manufactures, students, and hobbyists.Its services include:

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November 13 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Thu Nov 13 2014, 12:22:00

A broadening trend, the evolution of Maker/Hackerspaces into incubators of enterprise.This is being achieved while they still retain the distinct qualities of open inquiry and cross pollination. Startup Brics in conversation with founder Sename Koffi reports on their unfolding story:

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From Timbuktu Chronicles Thu Nov 13 2014, 12:22:00

A broadening trend, the evolution of Maker/Hackerspaces into incubators of enterprise.This is being achieved while they still retain the distinct qualities of open inquiry and cross pollination. Startup Brics in conversation with founder Sename Koffi reports on their unfolding story:

image courtesy of StartupBrics

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