Lights for Kenya Project Build Session

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Date(s) - 01/24/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Makerspace Forsyth


Makerspace Forsyth has taken on the goal to provide solar powered lanterns to 20 orphans in the village of Bungoma in Kenya.  These lanterns are intended to be a safer, healthier alternative to the more commonly used kerosene lanterns that children often use for reading and doing schoolwork at night.

The build session will include disassembly of some 20 walkway lights and making modifications to them in order to make them useful as solar powered lanterns.  We’ll be drilling, soldering, testing…..  Put it this way, you’ll get to use all your maker skill and learn a few along the way.  If you’re up to the challenge, we could use you.  Due to space limitations we will have to limit this to 10 volunteers.

For more information on the project, go here:

If you can’t make it to the build you can still contribute by following the previous link and funding one of the lanterns using one of the convenient PayPal buttons.

Maker Mentors:
Andres Torres
Raquel Torres

What to Bring:
Bring nothing.  Everything will be provided for you.  We will have light refreshments for you to enjoy while you work.


Reservations are closed for this event.

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