• FOONDI

    A collaborative training platform on design, electronics and the internet of things (IoT)

  • Workshops

    We run collaborative design and engineering workshops aimed at building the local skill set.

     

    Our goal is to build the capacity of young Africans, equipping them with skills needed to build local solutions and businesses.

  • What We Do

    Workshops we have run in different locations

    Design, AI, IoT & Design

    IBM Research Africa (Nairobi, Kenya)

    This 5 day bootcamp focused on interactive, hands-on workshops, where participants learned about the principles and use of Design Thinking, Artificial Intelligence using the IBM Watson, the Internet of Things (IoT), and Business Model generation.

    Partnership with IBM Research Africa & Mekatilili Program

    PCB Design & Etching workshop

    Nairobi, Kenya

    The PCB workshop was a hands-on session on PCB design, PCB etching, Circuit assembly after which participants got to 3D Print the case of your product. This interactive workshop was run in partnership with the team from Warefab Electronics in Kenya.

    Wearable Tech & Arduino Workshop

    Nairobi, Kenya

    We held an Arduino and Wearable Tech Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya.

     

    This workshop covered an introduction to the use Arduino, basic electronics, sensors and actuators in creating interactive projects. Teams used this knowledge to build wearable tech projects using electronics.

    Smart Weather Workshop

    Nairobi, Kenya

    This workshop involved building a simple, low-cost weather device that uses sensors to measure the ambient temperature, humidity and light intensity. These devices were also able to connect to the internet from where users could control and monitor the readings of weather device online using a simple web application.

    IoT Build-It workshop

    Nairobi, Kenya

    During this workshop, participants learned how to connect interactive Arduino projects to the internet and this way, control and monitor them remotely either from your cell phone or from a computer.

    Impact Design Workshop

    Re:publica '15

    Berlin, Germany

    This workshop was run during the Re:Publica 2015 conference and aimed at teaching impact design using solar powered technologies. More details here.

    Multi-tool CNC workshop

    FabLearn 2015

    Stanford University

    Foondi run a multi-tool CNC workshop (3D printer + milling machine) in collaboration with Qtron Systems. The workshop was run during the FabLearn 2015 conference on Equity & Diversity in Making. More details here.

    Boda boda phone charger

    Mpigi, Uganda

    Uganda has an abundance of boda bodas (motorcycle taxis) for an easy commute. However, some areas experience power outages and in the rural areas, people pay a small fee to have their cell phones charged.

     

    To solve this, we run a workshop with Watoto Church Training Center in Mpigi, Uganda. Here, the technical students built a phone charge that runs of the battery of a boda boda (motorcycle). Hence, the problem was solved and a business idea was generated. More details here.

    Design thinking workshop

    Bujumbura, Burundi

    Design thinking workshop run in collaboration with Akilah Insitute in Bujumbura, Burundi. The workshop, aimed at teaching the precepts of design thinking & human-centered design, involved an interactive workshop on designing a better commute for the students. More details here.

    Bici-blender workshop

    Nairobi, Kenya

    This was a design workshop aimed at leveraging pedal powered technology in building a blender that was powered by a bicycle - a Bici-blender

     

    Find more about this workshop here.

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