About Lomé Mini Maker Faire

Chocolate making

The 2nd annual Lomé Mini Maker Faire will take place Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Institute of France Togo from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Togo is the first French-speaking African nation to hold a licensed Maker Faire.

The Lomé Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly event for anyone interested in learning through doing. The purpose of the Lomé Mini Maker Faire is to celebrate innovation in Africa and expose young people to STEM activities.

In 2017, we hosted more than 35 hands-on activities, exhibitions and demonstrations that included 3D printing, launching water bottles, making fresh chocolate, a Togo manufactured electric car, hand-crank phone battery charger, LEGO bricks, dissecting live frogs, walking on stilts, solar energy products, home decorating with used tires, eco-friendly wood-burning stoves, and much more.

In 2018, we will have the classic Maker Faire activities including locally-made drones, electronic toy hacking and robotics. We will also feature activities that celebrate the abundance of natural resources in the region such as arts and crafts with coconut shells and leaves, sand castle sculpturing, recycled glass beading, African cloth batik making, cryptocurrency, and solar power.