Get Those Robots Out! Maker Faire Hits Lagos This November

You know how we keep complaining about how there isn’t enough “local content” out there? Maker Faire Africa’s aim is to sharpen focus on locally generated, bottom-up prototypes of technologies that solve immediate challenges to development.

Maker Faire Africa creates a space where innovations, inventions and initiatives relating to and solving African problems are showcased, supported and propagated. The first Maker Faire Africa was in Ghana in 2009. The second phase was held in Nairobi, Kenya in 2010, and the third in Cairo in 2011.

If you’re good with robots or you’ve built a small transistor radio, Maker Faire Africa is the place to showcase your talent and meet other makers. There is no cost to apply as exhibiting your project is free. Apply here.

Maker Faire Africa will hold in Lagos at the LTV Blue Roof on the 5th and 6th of November. Applications will close on the 15th of October.

Just so you get what Maker Faire Africa”s about, here’s a video from Maker Faire Africa 2010

Maker Faire Africa 2010 from Taylor Martyn on Vimeo.

The fair isn’t open only to geeks. If you’re brilliant with design, arts and crafts you can also apply to showcase your products.

Maker Faire Africa was founded by Mark Grimes ( along with Emeka Okafor (TED Africa), Lars Hassleblad Torress (IDEAS Global Challenge), Erik Hersman (Afrigadget) and Nii Simmonds (Nubian Cheetah).


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