The Open Source Machine Building workshop, due to be held on June 21 – 27, 2019 at National Engineering School of Tunis (ENIT), is a unique opportunity for young students to develop their technological skills, meet start-up incubators and work in a diverse international team with members from universities from Germany and Tunisia, the European Commission website reports.
The event is the first workshop held in Tunisia that brings together students, makers, researchers, incubators, enterprises and policy makers. It is also an opportunity for students to become Makers and get their hands on open low-cost digital manufacturing machines and take part in vibrant discussions about new ways of independent economic development in Tunisia in addition to making new connections during the Makers Events.
The workshop is an occasion for the participants to take part in building three machines within one week, such as a big FDM printer, a CNC milling machine and a 3-in-1 digital fabrication tool.
Young participants, interested in electronics, fabrication, programming, robotics or related fields, will be advised and coached by experienced experts. The event is an active workshop for motivated students which is limited to 50 participants, according to the same source.