Need of Open Makerspace for Flourishing Innovation

LOCUS 2018 organized a talk program on the Possibilities of Makerspace on 26 November 2017 at ICTC, Pulchowk Campus. Guest Speaker prof. Dr.Tod Colegrove from the University of Nevada spoke about the role of an open workspace in helping to flourishing brilliant ideas.

There has been a significant advancement in the field of technology and science over past few decades. We have been witnessing edge-cutting technologies like Drones, Augmented Reality and 3D printings, and the list is not full yet. New devices and gadgets are being added to the list daily and the hunger for innovation has been increasing. This session focused on bringing open workspace to the reach of innovative students and its importance in the field of engineering disciplines. Moreover, Prof. Tod elaborated the need for practical knowledge in engineering for building innovative and game-changing projects. He also mentioned of Ignition lab being set up at  I.O.E, Thapathali Campus. He encouraged students to be a part of open Makerspace like Ignition lab and take full advantage of open learning. With a view to learning by doing, he motivated us to be part of global Makerspace community.

Ignition Lab is an innovation lab serving Tribhuvan University as well as project enthusiasts. They provide access to 3d printers and other technologies to solve humanitarian challenges, generate ideas, develop businesses, or work on personal projects. They specialize in 3d printing solutions in the bio-medical field, rapid prototyping, incubation, business/product development, custom 3d printer designs, large format printing, recycling. They are founded upon the belief that technology should be openly accessible to all, that’s why our lab is free for everyone to use. You can connect to Ignition Lab on Facebook.

Want to more about a Makerspace? Check out this informative video from Explee TM on Youtube:

Sushant Gautam

Mostly writes on growing tech trends, events, and future of technologies. He has a keen interest in tech entrepreneurial infrastructures and startup ecosystem of Nepal. He believes in using latest technologies in problem-solving and regularly patrols the progress in solving SDGs in developing countries. He is also a licenced amateur radio operator and ETC volunteer for disaster communication .

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