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Flying Donkeys and Tech Expos

By Wachira Ndaiga- Gearbox intern What a month it’s been! Between all our everyday work and grind, we managed to sign up, build and compete in an IEEE expo competition, as well as arrange a wildly inspiring Gearbox meetup with Jonathan Ledgard from EPFL on the Flying Donkey Challenge. Read on for more. THE FLYING […]

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 […]

Gearbox – A Space for Tinkering and Making Things

Gearbox is a new makerspace in Kenya.The culture of making in Kenya has been there for decades and sometimes passes unnoticed in the form of Jua Kali artisan merchandise, carpenters and woodworkers, metal tinkerers, artists, welders, and electronic technicians. Closer home, we’ve grown a community of hardware and electronics enthusiast we call iHub Robotics. This […]


Ever wondered how to make a hardware bartender for mixing cocktails, dubbed Bartendro, which is connected to a wireless network via tablet or smart phone? How to create a video wall using multiple TV screen? Or build a Google Reader but you don’t want to have to learn all about electronics, how they work and […]

iHub Robotics Meetups – A Recap

By Muuo Wambua, Robotics Intern As promised, Friday the 15th saw a bunch of hardware and software enthusiasts meet-up and hack on the Raspberry Pi, a small, barebones computer developed by The Raspberry Pi Foundation, a UK charity, with the intention of providing low-cost computers and free software to students. The Raspberry Pi can run […]

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