Roy Ombatti

About Roy Ombatti

Roy Ombatti

FabLab Nairobi, Kenya - I co-founded the FabLab Robotics Outreach Program that focuses on teaching 'making' to less privileged kids.


Posts by Roy Ombatti

Making for Change

by on December 30, 2014 8:14 pm
In the Nairobi Fablab, I have personally seen that hands-on making is life-changing. However it can be difficult to measure impact and as such it is difficult to quantify the successes of the process. But I am particularly curious about the making in the context of the developing world. I feel the impact of the… Read more Making for Change

3D Printing in Kenya

by on December 30, 2014 8:13 pm
Two years ago, the first 3D printer arrived in Kenya at the Nairobi FabLab. Since then, the trend has caught on to the point of people owning personal printers. I know the world is years ahead in terms of 3D printing but Africa is full of surprises! In December 2014 I made a presentation at… Read more 3D Printing in Kenya

Of Feet, Fleas and 3D Printing

by on December 30, 2014 8:11 pm
I have been involved in many projects during my time at the Fablab in NairobiĀ and I personally enjoy those that leverage technology for change and development. I am most interested about the space for technology in development because I feel it is in this space that making is most needed. I believe very much in… Read more Of Feet, Fleas and 3D Printing

My Journey to Becoming a Maker Educator

by on December 30, 2014 8:07 pm
I have been a maker educator for over 5 years now, and all the while, I was also a maker learner. I am still learning and that will continue in this amazing experience. My journey as a maker educator started with a vision and dream that I shared with a great friend and colleague, Juliet… Read more My Journey to Becoming a Maker Educator

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