The solar dehydrator

The 5th Solidarity FabLabs challenge!

Solidarity FabLab Lisungi   Democratic Republic of the Congo

This application preserves foods while retaining their nutrients using the power of the sun, in just 24 hours. It is a natural, fast and economical solution perfectly adapted to a country in which food insecurity is connected to difficulties in preserving foods. To design and deliver this prototype, five young people learned digital woodworking, electronics, modeling, architectural design and the use of laser cutting.



The project in photos



We have provided free training to young people seeking to enter the world of work since 2014 in our Solidarity FabLabs. There they learn digital manufacturing, teamwork and perhaps even a future trade. Our international challenge is aimed at them. It allows them to use our FabLabs to develop a project from A to Z and show everything they are capable of doing today. This year, the challenge is to create digital objects that address new agricultural and food issues. A theme that directly addresses one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: "End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture."