Africuno is an Open-Source electronics prototyping platform specially aimed at people of the Black Diaspora to invent themselves out of economic poverty!”
Africuno is and afrocentric reformatting of the already existing ARDUINO platform created by students from Design institute of Iverea, Italy in 2005.
It’s purpose is as an open-source platform used for building electronics projects. Arduino consists of both a physical programmable circuit board (often referred to as a microcontroller) and a piece of software, or IDE (Integrated Development Environment) that runs on your computer, used to write and upload computer code to the physical board.
I am a black film maker/script writer that aims to make controversial films primarily using Black Protagonists. I am also a self-taught 3D designer that accidentally got into understanding how the electronic world works. So from a perspective of a person of colour who would not normally be interested in these crafts I was able to slowly learn the basics.
Along with my passion for performing activism. I was able to identify some of the reasons why there is a lack of Engineers and Scientists in the black community and influx of media hopefuls whether they be Rappers, Singers Dancers etc.
I designed Africuno to be an accessible platform for people of colour to be able to get involved with the world of Electronics design and prototyping; with a curriculum suited to black people being taught primarily by black faces.
Our 5 year mission goal for Africuno is to be in Africa with our very own 3D printer House Builder.