Tag: Fablab

My story

Between garage and electronic workshop  I come from a modest family I stopped studying very early to help my parents When I was 15 I walked into a car garage to learn a trade: mechanics. Being very young, my role was to do some light tasks for adults. Two years after my uncle who worked… Read more »

Laser cutter prototyping car at Defkoakniep FabLab

This two past months, I have been working with Karimou, a Senegalese engineer. Karimou decided to work on a remote controlled cars and plans to manufacture them in Senegal. With DefkoAkNiep Lab team, we helped Karimou build his first prototype with the laser cutter. The car’s component (see video) is a mix of wooden crafts and… Read more »

Introducing basic computer science to K-12 students in Dakar


As mentioned in my last post, I am actually working on “Hands-on and heads-in ” learning program with K-12 students in the scope of the Cheikh Anta Diop FabLab Académie, “The mobile FabLab”. Started 4 weeks ago, let me show you some results of what we have been doing so far. School 1 : ”TIERNO… Read more »

Cheikh Anta Diop Fablab Academy


Cheikh Anta Diop is one of the most well-known and most brilliant African of the scientific world. He greatly contributed to knowledge on ancient African societies and has long worked for the emergence of science in the educational sector among others. Inspired by his deep commitment, our Fablab Defkoakniep (Do It with everybody), decided to… Read more »

Arduino training with Master Degree students from Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar


As everybody knows, Arduino , the ‘’magic’’ microcontroller board, is one of the most used in the world. With Arduino, it is very practical and easy to introduce prototyping to people without background in electronic and programming. Arduino allows them to learn and prototype their projects right away. In Senegal, some engineering schools have started… Read more »