We Are All Makers. That’s what we believe, and our mission is to provide the comprehensive experience for anyone in the MENA region to be a maker.
The Maker Movement in Egypt: going back from pharaohs and development to modern age
Ever since the beginning of history, making has been in our blood: it’s human nature.
From temples made of limestone and granite to 138.8m tall Pyramids, the ancients Egyptians are sure known for their work in architecture. However, little is it known that they’ve also invented mathematics, geometry, surveying, metallurgy, astronomy, accounting, writing, paper, ink, medicine, the ramp, the lever, the plough, mills for grinding grain and all the paraphernalia that goes with large organised societies.
Fast-forward some thousand years, and you’ll find this underground community of enthusiasts in Egypt who still believe they can make anything. It’s been growing over the past 6 years, and they go all way from tech enthusiasts, to crafters, homesteaders, scientists and garage tinkerers; they are of all ages and backgrounds. What do they all have in common? They share mutual principles of creativity, exploration, sharing experiences and telling their stories.
We Are All Makers
You might be hearing the term “maker” for the first time, but chances are you are a maker! We believe that everyone is a maker, whether you’re designing a new app, making a piece of furniture, or even cooking your favorite meal… We are all makers. Stick around with us and you’ll find out more about this ever growing community of innovation and creativity.
How It All Started
Starting back in 2012, we have jumpstarted/fired up the culture of Making in Egypt at the hands of Fab Lab Egypt. It was a call for everyone who wanted to share their innovations and creations, and for those who wanted to get inspired by such living stories. Ever since then, our community has grown to embrace thousands of makers in tens of fields, covering ages from 6 to 99, and engaging engineers, artists, hobbyists, scientists and entrepreneurs. And now that the Maker Culture has been widespread enough, we want to take it into the next level.
Our vision is to democratize innovation and manufacturing all over the MENA region, and to build an impactful community of two-million makers to reshape the industry.
Our mission is to build a comprehensive environment that enhances makers’ experience, which includes -but is not limited to- giving rise to makers through offering hands-on workshops, educational programs and technical support. We believe that everyone is a maker, but we want to have makers who can create things for a living. We’ve spread makerspaces, the culture of making, innovation and exploration in the community. We aim to have world-class “Designed and Made-in-MENA products”, meanwhile customizing global solutions to fit local problems. We believe that those who control the information control the world, but those who spur imagination will own the future.
Brands And Services
You have the idea, we got the fabrication tools. Give life to your imagination now, our technical support team has got you covered!
Here’s where you can share with fellow makers your awesome projects, and the go-to hub when you need guidance in making projects. And if you have a story worth sharing? We’ll take care of it
Here’s where you get to meet the makers, the innovators, the hardcore entrepreneurs and the passionate hobbyists. You’ll have the time of your life, trading experience and listening to stories in our kick-ass San3a Events.
This is the shrine of knowledge for a maker, at any point of his maker-journey. Here’s where science, knowledge, experience & application do their work in crafting makers.