May 2015, Open Labware course in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
VolkswagenStiftung-sponsored two-week course on “Building your own Lab equipment” at the Department of Physiology and Anatomy, University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. There are 23 participants from 7 countries (South Africa, Namibia, Cameroon, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Ethiopia) and faculty from Germany, UK and USA.

Week 1 is all about building 7 RepRap-type 3D printers from their off-the-shelf components. After some of them are complete we will start 3D designing lab equipent using OpenSource software as well as explore online databases for existing models. Week 2 will be all about microcontrollers and simple electronics, to put some “soul” into our designs!
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