Digital fabrication laboratory in Burkina Faso


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BF Burkina Faso
Web http://www.ouagalab.info/

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About the project Edit

Fablabs are laboratories for the fabrication of digital tools that are part of a global network.

Fablab Burkina will be the first of its kind in Francophone Africa.

Currently, machines in Burkina Faso are, for the most part, controlled manually. The equipment is aging and the work is manual and time-consuming.

Projects to avoid desertification resulting from the manufacturing of burners.

Biogas burners: the current manufacturing process is inefficient. Through the digitalization of covers using a computer program, manufacturing can be done 7 times more efficiently.

The cost of buying a digital milling machine is 500 000 CFA franc.

Facilitating the fabrication of thousands of devices for agriculture could have very beneficial results.

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What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

There is potential to use this equipment for many purposes. For example, for cutting calabash in organizations working with people with disabilities. This first fablab project in Burkina will be able to work within the global network of fablabs.

What was the triggering factor of this project? Edit

After an intensive phase of the InnovAfrica week, a digital milling machine was developed. This fablab was developed following a meeting of people with multidisciplinary skills: electricians, computer scientists, and electronics engineers who put their heads together to build a digital milling machine.

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