Gearbox: Kenya’s high-tech hardware hub

Gachigi was instructing engineering on the College of Nairobi in Kenya when he seen that proficient college students and school had been seeing their concepts go unrealized due to a scarcity of entry to tools to construct prototypes. He created a fabrication laboratory on the College of Nairobi in 2009, which was outfitted with computer-controlled machines that anybody on the college may use.

“It was a fantastic success,” Gachigi says. “Loads of them ended up growing merchandise that might earn them cash.”

In 2011, he opened Gearbox, the place Kenyans have created intelligent options together with solar-powered irrigation techniques, water-saving devices and an engine system known as a “pace governor” used on Nairobi buses to maintain them from going too quick. Programs engineer Nicholus Kimali developed the prototype at Gearbox.

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