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Gearbox By Josiah Mugambi / September 2, 2014

MILESTONES: GEARBOX NAMES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Guest Post by Paul Birkelo Gearbox took an important step forward this last week with Dr. Kamau Gachigi taking the helm as Executive Director. Five years ago, Dr. Kamau founded the Fab Lab at the University of Nairobi, part of the global Fab Lab network of open engineering and innovation

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Gearbox By Wachira Ndaiga / August 5, 2014

Meet a Maker with Gearbox: CladLight

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Following our last post, Why the Maker Movement, we figured it’d be great to develop a blog media series that goes towards defining the ‘state of the union’ as it were. Our Meet the Maker Series will be periodic posts dedicated to promising, up and coming local hardware developers; Jua

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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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