Science and Technology Park (STP) is about adding value and training people how to add value by digital fabrication. EBE 3rd and 4th year student were privileged with a special presentation by Derrick Mugasia from UoN, STP on 9th February, 2013. STP has two facilities within the UoN
FABLAB: Fabrication or “Fabulous” laboratory is part of the international MIT Fab Lab network, which now boasts more than 500 labs worldwide. The Fab Lab is ideal for rapid prototyping of innovative activities in a wide range of technical fields.
MAKER SPACE: The UoN - FAB LAB in the STP is currently collaborating with Kenyatta National Hospital on the Maker project sponsored by Concern Worldwide US Inc. The Maker project is aimed at addressing gaps in health service coverage via the creation of low-cost, high-quality locally designed and produced alternatives to essential parts and equipment for Maternal and Newborn Child Health (MNCH) service delivery.
Some of the project in both FABLAB and MAKER SPACE Include: Egg Incubator , Home & Security Automation, Bit harvester, Vain Finder, Mkulima Hodari, FabFi, Pima Sema, Onboard Diagnostic System (OBD) for vehicles
In his parting shot he urged the student to be innovative and make use of the facilities. After the presentations he took the students to the MAKER SPACE LABORATORY to be oriented on some of the machines, equipment and already done design.