Gearbox Creative Reuse Hackathon
Saturday, 19 October 2013 from 09:00 to 12:00 (BST)
Gearbox will be holding an Instructables Build event on 19th October, 2013 from 9am-12noon at the iHub. The theme for this event is ‘Creative Reuse’ aimed at is to recycling materials such as e-waste, trash, and found objects to create amazing projects. The event will be held throughout the month of October in different makerspaces around the world. Gearbox want to give a local feel to the event and for this reason, we will be working with Cyrus Kabiru who is a visual artist based in Nairobi. Cyrus is a TED fellow who creates innovative and creative stunners,known as C-Stunners, using scrap metal and upcycled materials that he find.
What will be exciting is merging Cyrus’ visual artist background with the electronics and hardware community that we have so as to create interactive and wearable electronics - a first of its kind in Nairobi. Want to be a part of this? Register here and bring your creative and out-of-the-box thinking this Saturday. Be sure to also come with any old electronics that could be incorporated with the C-Stunners to create amazing projects.
When & Where
Gearbox is a new makerspace in Kenya, an initiative of iHub and Ushahidi. Gearbox will be an open space for innovation that brings together inventors from diverse backgrounds to prototype, and build their projects by merging the use of both software and hardware.