2012, finally the new year begins!! We are entering the final stages of the pre-establishment phase, meeting and greeting our possible hosts and adding the final puzzle pieces. 2012 onward and upward…
The fair is happening this coming week, Monday and Tuesday! Come and have a look at the amazing products!!
FABLAB together with NBIC just completed a 2 day workshop for SME’s on product development and innovation!
We met a bunch of great, creatively charged individuals***
We found that a lot of people need help, with machinery, and label design/packaging being the most in demand.
When FABLAB’s doors open, we most certainly have our work cut out for us! There is a lot to be done, and more ideas and help needed - WE CAN’T WAIT!!!!
HELLO!!! SO things are definitely hotting up for FABLAB NAMIBIA! we have been up to our ears with work and plans! the ball is r-o-l-l-i-n-g!
Our hub of choice meeting went great yesterday! So hold thumbs FabLab Namibia will be up and running soon - in the best possible spot!
Meetings continue on, and the word is spreading like wild fire! Today is a jam packed day - onward and upward :)
A BIG BIG BIG thank you to Lindi - South African FabLab network coordinator -
for all your support and help! and congratulations on becoming the Registrar (Fab Charter, Rite-de-passage, official list of Fab Labs) !!
The week is whizzzzing by! So much to do, so many people to see and so little time! :)
Wow, Monday morning madness, its been a crazy weekend prepping for this week ahead. Our week is off to a great start! We have found the other part of our puzzle - tentatively - and are very positive and ideas are flooding in for possibilities on the great PILOT FABLAB NAMIBIA :) onward and upward!
September 17, 2008
The Cape Craft and Design Institute is a joint initiative of the Western Cape Provincial Goverment, AMTS, DST and CPUT. The CCDI incorporates a Fabrication Laboratory (Fab-lab), this laboratory is a high tech facility with open-source design software linked to digital desktop manufacturing technology.
This means that people in the emerging creative class will have access to improve their economic situation, grow their business and learn new skills. Erica Elk, executive director of CCDI says ‘We aim at design that makes a difference to quality of life in our developing world.’ from South African crafts: style and social investment, Pingmag 2006.
One of the success stories is the range of wire tables and stools produced by Willard Musarurwa and developed by New York designer, Steven Burks, as part of the Aid to Artisans programme. They are being marketed in Italy and Europe by Enrico Basson of Artechnika and are availabe at Weylandts in South Africa.
We have been in contact with the amazing Kenyan FabLab — thank you for all the help and support Mr. Gachigi!
Meetings are going swiftly — have the Sme’s on board, NBIC was extremely interesting, DBN has helped greatly in lieu of further connections and just came back from a meeting with Mr Hipangelwa and his colleagues, we are feeling very positive and inspired, FabLab Namibia is moving forward to realization!
More meetings for next week —- so a presentation planning weekend ahead!
working like crazy on the proposal - wheeew
Meeting part one-
presentation went swell! next up we go to the big guns!
The old King Pie on the cnr of Garten and Independence Ave is a GREAT spot! we’ll be holding thumbs that that’s the one that comes through in the end!
Finally found the spot, and the meeting with Phil went well. Hoping the Rector of Polytechnic will jump on the band wagon and fuel the fire for FabLab Namibia :)
Had a great meeting with our advisory mentor, good insight and great information! THANK YOU for your help - it is greatly appreciated!!!
we are on the starting block — ready to launch off to our next meetings!