The FABLAB is a global network of people who collaborate and share knowledge. In this project the Fablab in Cleveland will be working with their educational partner General Electric (GE) to develop an efficient solution to the lack of lighting and electricity available to the Fablab in Kenya and is surrounding compound. The project also include the development of a lighting mechanism that can work off a solar cell and ultimately be reproduced in any Fablab around the world. The plan is to develop the fixture with the informational resources and experiences from our team at GE Lighting and use only the tools and materials available to any Fablab around the world. If it can be designed in Norway with support from Cleveland, it can be reproduced in Kenya.
At this point we have Nick DiGiorgio of the Cleveland Fablab at a Fablab Bootcamp in Norway. Working through the web and the teleconferencing plans and ideas are shared as the project for both the lighting sytem in the Fablab Kenya and the solar fixture are fleshed out.
Link to the opening of the Fablab, Kenya
Link to Fablab – Kenya
Link to Fablab – Norway