Kimberley FabKids 25-10-11
FabLab User Group 1
On 24th of October 2011 we were invited to attend a workshop hosted by AMTS FABLAB which is a science and technological initiative of the Northern Cape Department of Science and Technology run in partnership with NIHE. Dr Ron Beyers of the Young Engineers and Scientists of Africa was the host facilitator, who introduced us to the Torch mate System.
Pearson High FabKids 21-10-11
Bernard’s take on YESA workshop.
You have a flat perspex board. You can cut out anything. Car? Chair? House? What will it be? That's the task we got at the beginning of the day. We design a toy with a moving part, and get it lazer-prited from perspex.Oh yeah!
So our group (Kalilo, Eduard, Avishkar and Bernard) starded off with some brainstorming for a theme, and ultimately a design. It was going to be a toy from the transport industry.
Soon some prominent sketches of planes were surfacing. We put heads together and started sketching a full-scale plane on cardboard. It would have lock in parts with a moving rotor.
Kimberley FabKids 24-10-11
The Train the Trainer program began in Kimberley with a difference. Unemployed FabLab users participated in the morning while Grade 5 Learners participated in the afternoon. Their manufacturing phase will be completed on Day 2.
Nombulelo High Grahamstown FabKids 17-10-11