Peter Rautek is the driving force behind the Maker Space SDG, which promotes the "Do-it-Yourself" culture at KAUST and enables builders, tinkerers, and innovators to create and connect. The SDG is sponsored by Innovation & Economic Development and has a purpose built space containing tools and gadgets for people to play with technology and to tinker on their projects. The idea grew out of the frustration that it was so hard to create and build things at KAUST. Finding tools, machines and materials was difficult and so the idea developed to create a place where community members could make things and meet like-minded people to exchange knowledge and ideas. The Maker Space SDG also delivers a whole host of interesting workshops for the whole community - adults and children alike. You can follow the Maker Space on Facebook.
Published: November, 2017