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Spotlight on Local Innovation: The Intel Autobots Project

The Intel® Galileo board is a microcontroller board based on the Intel® Quark SoC X1000 application processor, a 32-bit Intel® Pentium® brand system on a chip (SoC). It is the first board based on Intel® architecture designed to be hardware and software pin-compatible with shields designed for the Arduino Uno* R3. To further spur innovation […]

Lemelson Foundation Funds Gearbox!

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 towards the establishment of the […]

The Intel Galileo Challenge: Launching in JKUAT, KU and UoN

Intel® Galileo development board is an Arduino*-compatible development boards featuring Intel® architecture. The platform is easy to use for new designers and for those looking to take designs to the next level. To create the Intel Galileo development board, Intel and Arduino have come together in a collaboration to push the boundaries of technology, innovation, […]

Gearbox Hardware Meet Up in San Francisco

Gearbox was in San Francisco last week and had the opportunity to hold a hardware meet up in the heart of the Bay Area maker community. With the help of our friends are TechShop, Juliet and Nathaniel hosted a two hour gathering that brought together makers, hardware innovators and companies from not just the Bay […]

What can you do with the Raspberry Pi mini computer?

This month I got the opportunity to tinker with the Pi and explore different things one can do with it.  The motivation behind this research is to explore the possibility of using this device in high schools in remote areas in Kenya to get students more excited about programming and computer science. In Kenya, students […]

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