Author: Roy Ombatti

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

Making for Change

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 »

3D Printing in Kenya

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 »

Of Feet, Fleas and 3D Printing

I have been involved in many projects during my time at the Fablab in Nairobi 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 »

My Journey to Becoming a Maker Educator

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 »