Zewail City’s CAT Lab Participated in Maker Faire Cairo 2016

On March 26, 2016, five researchers and six students from Zewail City’s Communications and Aerospace Technology Laboratory (CAT Lab) participated in the second annual Maker Faire in Cairo, held at The American University in Cairo’s Greek campus.

CAT Lab participated with a number of projects that varied from drones, minesweepers, to flight control systems. “The faire was a very good opportunity for our lab members to showcase their work and learn from other participants as well,” said Ahmed Sadeq, teaching assistant at CAT Lab.

While the event gave plenty of opportunity for tech-savvies to show off their creations, the faire was also intended to demonstrate that it's not just engineering students who can be makers.

“The fact that anyone was welcome to attend the faire is what makes it so special,” stated Sadeq. “This way people can be inspired to become makers, go out of their comfort zone, or maybe pursue a career in the engineering field,” he added.

Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and hosted by Fab Lab Egypt, this year the faire attracted more than 5,000 visitors from across Egypt and the Middle East.

Maker Faire Cairo is an annual event that aims to entertain, inform, connect and grow a community of makers through workshops, sessions, projects, exhibitions, performances and more.