Join the Makerspace at #rpAccra


Photo Credit: Kumasi Hive


Discover the world of hardware innovation and digital fabrication at the Makerspace at #rpAccra.

Come to the Makerspace and meet innovators and tinkerers that can teach you how to solder, 3D print, upcycle and prototype. Explore the e-Waste installations, workshops, meetups and come and work with your hands at the makerspace lounge! The Makerspace is brought to you by the Global Innovation Gathering, Kumasi Hive, Impact Hub Accra and Woelab.

Take a peak at the various sessions taking place at the Makerspace across both days of #rpAccra:

Two Cities, One Prototype: Co-Creating from Accra to Kumasi
Two teams produce a functioning machine in two different locations collaboratively, showcasing a case demonstration for co-creation and distributed manufacturing. The team in Accra  manufactures the “brain” (software), which is physically built by another team in Kumasi. All materials are scraped from electronic waste. The challenge posed is that they have only 24 hours’ to finalize the prototype. Will it work? Find out more here.

E-Waste Lounge & Bar
Make sure to visit the E-Waste Lounge & Bar at the Makerspace! The furniture and objects are upcycled from e-Waste. Additionally, find a live jewelry creation station where smelters and blacksmiths from Agbogbloshie will illustrate the craftsmanship and creativity of the scrap yard that is often overlooked. The lounge and bar will invite the participants to experience the potential from e-waste in a different way, so make sure to come by for a visit.

#ASKotec - A Makerspace in a Box
Come by the Makerspace at #rpAccra to discover #ASKotec, the 'Access to to Skills and Knowledge Open Tech Emergency Case'. This is a makerspace in a box, or in other words a resource kit for community trainers, created for mobile field-use where there is neither easy power nor internet connectivity in areas such as refugee camps, low-infrastructure regions or rural areas. Find out how #ASKotec was created and what it can be used for.

Discover IoP – The Internet of Plants
In this workshop, learn how to build your own complete internet of things garden, which will enable you to monitor the health of your plants from the internet. You will program your own electronics (or hardware), build and connect sensors, and design a specialized dashboard to check on your plants and their progress from anywhere and any device. Max. 15 participants maximum, please sign up at the makerspace. Sign up sheet will be available from the start of Day 1. Please come 10 mins before workshop and bring your laptop if possible.

Programme Day 1 | Programme Day 2