Gearbox hosted the Sketch to Prototype meet up to provide a networking opportunity for engineers, students, makers and entrepreneurs.
The theme was centered around bridging the gap between an idea to prototyping a product that meets the needs of a consumer.
During the session, we had an opportunity to listen to maker stories from various participants.
Karl Heinz, a Gearbox maker, makes 3D printed microscopes which are portable, cost-effective and easy to repair, qualities essential in remote health centers.
Yassin Bare, from BRCK, headlined the session by taking the audience through a brief history of kio kit from a product development perspective to the well known education technology solution; a digital classroom.
“Kio kit is a simple and elegant solution made up of 40 Kio tablets, a BRCK, a wireless tablet charging to reduce breakage and a hardened, water-resistant, lockable case. There is a single plug used to charge the kit and one button to power on the entire system,” he explained.