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MIT Engineering Student Netia McCray Utilizes formLab for Mbadika Project

Lasercut housing and electronic materials for Netia's project

photo1In April, FAR welcomed the return of Netia McCray into our formLab facilities to once again utilize the Epilog Laser Cutter in fulfillment of her Small Project Proposal.

McCray is a Massachusetts Institute for Technology engineering student and founder of Mbadika, a MIT Social Entrepreneurship Venture. Mbadika is an organization interested in developing and applying ideas that solve the overwhelming range of problems facing the world today. Her latest project involved teaching how to launch a hardware startup to middle and high school students in which the students developed their own open-source DIY hardware/electronics kits for “aspiring young innovators and entrepreneurs in emerging markets such as Latin America and the Sub-Saharan Africa.” During her visit to FAR, she utilized the Epilog Laser Cutter to create a boxed enclosure for these kits in addition to soldering some kits together.