Shanzai in action, meet a Shenzhen Maker

From Timbuktu Chronicles Sat Jan 12 2013, 06:00:00

Zach Hoeken a co-founder of Makerbot who blogs at hoektronics, spends some time with the remarkable maker/urban farmer, Shanzai exemplar-Mr. Chen who has:

...managed to carve our a nice little niche for himself by designing and manufacturing his own electronics and then selling them at the infamous Huaqiangbei electronics market. He started about 7 years ago and has been building and selling various things during that whole time. Today he was making AVR ICE programmers, but tomorrow he might build controllers for the fans for his brothers small DC fan factory.

As we got to talking about making and DIY culture, I began to get a sense that this down-to-earth guy was someone who really understands the so-called [view whole blog post ]

 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Africa:   Test of African Democracy - Burkina and Beyond (guest column)
allAfrica.com
30 October 2014

On Thursday the former soldier who seized power in Burkina Faso 27 years ago agreed to negotiate with opponents. The announcement was a response to massive popular demonstrations against President ... [read more]

Burkina Faso:   Army Take Over, Compaore's Whereabouts Unknown (news)
Deutsche Welle
30 October 2014

The chief of Burkina Faso's army has dissolved the government and said that a transitional government will be formed. The announcement came shortly after the president reportedly declared a state of ... [read more]

South Sudan:   Back to War - Again (analysis)
International Crisis Group
30 October 2014

Warring parties in South Sudan's civil war are preparing for major offensives as seasonal rains ease. [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!