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Gearbox By Wachira Ndaiga / July 25, 2014

Why the Maker Movement

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You may have heard of the rise of The Maker Movement, otherwise known as the Techie-DIY Movement or the Maker Culture. It’s a movement born of idyllic principles and centered around empowering communities around the world to actualize into thriving hyper-local communes that craft and invent using technology as an

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Gearbox By Wachira Ndaiga / June 24, 2014

Lemelson Foundation Funds Gearbox!

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Guest Blog by Paul Birkelo Exciting news! The Lemelson Foundation has awarded $90,000 to help fund the startup costs for Gearbox, East Africa’s first rapid prototyping, design, and manufacturing facility. The press release on CSRWire also announced that the U.S. Global Development Lab of USAID is expected to make a contribution

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IDDS Info

Gearbox By Jessica Colaço / January 16, 2014

Upcoming International Development Design Summit (IDDS) and Rethink Relief summits by MIT D-Lab

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)  D-Lab will be supporting two summits and applications are now open for both! Having attended a previous IDDS Brazil in 2012, I highly encourage any creative, innovative, unique people to apply.   Rethink Relief Rethink Relief is an intense two-week hands-on design workshop dedicated

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shift 2020 - How Technology Will Impact Our Future

Gearbox By Jessica Colaço / December 17, 2013

shift 2020 Kickstarter campaign

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Blogpost  by: Rudy De Waele I am very pleased to announce my contribution to a new book project called shift 2020 - How Technology Will Impact Our Future. It’s a self-published book curated by Rudy De Waele including foresights on how technology will impact our future by some of the world’s leading experts. The story

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