#ASKotec = Access to Skills and Knowledge open tech emergency kit

The #ASKotec is a kit designed to work as a mobile trainer‘s set to tackle basic field challenges when it comes to Open Tech and Open Source Hardware innovation, education and repairing wherever needed. Providing »Access to Skills and Knowledge« as an multi-functional »Open Tech Emergency Case« gives rural and urban innovators a new point of entrance.

A dust proof case with basic tools and materials to distribute knowledge and product development. As well as up-cycling old material to new #open innovation ...anywhere.

For more detailed information and further development you can use the OER ASKotec document (incl. content list) created under open source license cc-by-sa 4.0. Also the packing guide created by the local people from South Sudan might come in handy.

 

Contact us for the editable OER material or join us at Github/ASKotec

What's inside?

The kit is a rugged, dust-proof case with a range of quality advanced tools, elements and materials for
  • learning and practicing electronics, especially small-scale solar energy
  • repairing, disassembling, building mechanical and electronic devices
  • developing peer-to-peer skills, sharing knowledge to become a community trainer
Each #ASKotec contains over 50 items including
  • electronics, connection hardware, solar elements
  • soldering, cutting, measuring and specialised mechanical tools
  • arduinos, sensors, LEDs, related modules
  • manuals and user developed 'how-to' guides
  • compact Linux computer with customized open source software package
  • complete list at github.com/opencultureagency/ASKotec/...FINAL-list.pdf

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Crowdfunding for access to technology

Join us in collecting the funds to build 5 additional kits and support our trainers by

 

  • sharing the campaign on Twitter and Facebook

 

  • talking to your friends and family about it

 

  • contacting us if you know of companies, individuals and other contacts in your network and neighbourhood who might be interested in partnering with us

#ASKotec in the media

Radio interview on Radio Miraya, Juba, South Sudan

Milestones 

 

2018

Sep - Kathmandu Mini Maker Faire, Nepal (hosted by Communitere Nepal)

July - FabLab Siegen: Workshop on skills development as factor in post-conflict trauma relief (hosted by University of Siegen, Germany)

June -  UNESCO Tech4Dev conference, Lausanne, Switzerland: Panel discussion featuring, hosted by EPFL

May - Open Tech Summit, Berlin, Germany: Workshop on building solar chargers with 12 participants | GIG Makerspace at #rp18, Berlin, Germany

April - AfricaOSH, Kumasi, Ghana: Demo and workshop by Jaiksana, during Africa Open Science and Hardware Summit, hosted by Kumasi Hive, Facebook post with images | International  IoT Day, Rhino Camp refugee settlement, Arua District, Uganda: Demo and workshop, hosted by CTEN

March - Open Tech Juba, South Sudan: Community workshop, Announcement on Radio Miraya (audio)

 

2017

December - ThingsConNBO, Nairobi, Kenya: Presentation in context of socially responsive IoT and grassroots innovation (hosted by Gearbox)

 

2016

November - Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement, Bweyale, Uganda: Pilot workshop with trainers, 3 kits and 30 students, hosted by Panyadoli Self-Help Secondary School | Kampala, Uganda: Open Tech TOT workshop produces #ASKotec, ‘Let’s Go jHub’ project (in collaboration with icebauhaus and Hive Colab  / BMZ funded)

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