#ampqamp 2015—building on student work around storyboarding in the latest M&D cycle—centered on codesign of the AMP app through a participatory design process involving Agbogbloshie scrap dealers, #STEAM students and recent graduates from Ghana, Senegal/Mali, Estonia, Russia, France and USA through collaboration between AMP, Bazaar Strategies and The Cobalt Partners with support from the Fetzer Institute.
The latest edition of #ampqamp (“AMP camp”) is an intensive design and maker workshop that runs from July 12 to August 1st. The call for AMP Internships applies especially to computer science and design students and recent graduates (please state your level of programming experience), who shall focus teamwork on design for trust-building around the AMP digital platform; requires a 2 month (minimum) commitment between June and August. Pending schedule, there may be design practicums offered as Limited Workshops in addition to the regular #ampqamp 2015 programming.
- Per mention in the Youtube video, blog post on design and agency referenced in Harvard Design Magazine and originally written for DSGN AGNC is online here.
#ampqamp14 ran June through August, 2014 at the Kokrobitey Institute, Hub Accra (now Impact Hub Accra) and the Agbogbloshie scrapyard, in collaboration with Togo’s Wɔɛlab. #ampqamp14 focused on M&D (Makers & Development, a practical hands-on approach to R&D) for the spacecraft, while #ampqamp15 focused on codesign of the AMP app.
|Name||Area of specialisation||Institution|
|Michael ACQUAH||Physics||University of Cape coast|
|Divine KWAME||Communication design||University of Cape coast|
|Maame Amma ANINKORA||Physics||University of Ghana|
|Rejoyce DOUMON||Psychology||University of Ghana|
|Louis BADOE||Medicine||University of Ghana|
|Nutifafa Yao DOUMON||Teaching Assistant, Physics||University of Ghana|
|Etornam AVOUGLA||Graduate (Maths & Statistics)||University of Ghana|
|Samuel AMOAKO-FRIMPONG||Aerospace engineering||Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology|
|Daniel Henneh ADU||Electrical engineering||Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology|
|Timothy AFFRAM||Mechanical Engineering||Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology|
|Leonce Olorode ATANLEY||Electrical Engineering||Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology|
|Martine PANDAM||Maker||WOELAB Togo|
|Kokou Dieudonnei AYEBUA||Maker||WOELAB Togo|
|Yannick MENSAH||Maker||WOELAB Togo|
|Rhodes O. AUDRE||Maker||WOELAB Togo|
|Kakatsi K.E. TEDO||Maker||WOELAB Togo|
|Lena KORSAH||Designer||Kokrobitey Institute|
|Natalie FORDWOR||Programs Manager||Kokrobitey Institute|
|Chamil MADHAWA||Production Manager||Kokrobitey Institute|
|Renee NEBLETT||Art Education||Kokrobitey Institute|
|Rafa FONT (Recyhub)||Sustainable development||Royal Holloway, University of London|
|Mawuena BANINI||Architecture||Central University College|
|Emmanuel Kusi OFORI-SARPONG||Architecture||Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology|
|Kuukuwa MANFUL||Architecture||Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology|
|Ivy ASUO||Physics and Materials Science||Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology|
|Yasmine ABBAS||Design & Architecture||AMP co-founder|
|DK OSSEO-ASARE||Design & Architecture||AMP co-founder|
This was the first time we welded a complete full-length octet truss. Rudimentary structural tests after fabrication demonstrated good performance/strength but unacceptable dimensional tolerance (i.e. it was strong, but not precise).
Special thanks to Chamil, master maker at the Kokrobitey Institute makerspace, who suggested to develop a 2d truss jig (to hold 1in angle bar frame straight and square while welding) and square pyramid jig (to enable standardized production welding of square pyramids, as a component for full octet truss).