Iraqi makers community rising

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Iraqi maker-spaces united to make their spaces equipped and make their activity legal
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Campaign successfully funded on: 22 May,2015

This project has been successfully funded with $24,911 (249%)

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OVERVIEW: 

We are an Iraqi DIY (do it yourself) community of makers, scientific researchers, digital artists, and programmers. We gather in "Hacker Spaces" -- physical locations where we can collaborate to create open source scientific and artistic projects for community development and educational purposes, and to support a culture of entrepreneurship in Iraq. We are here to ask for your help in equipping our Hacker Spaces with the tools we need to make our ideas a reality, to run workshops and build projects that will help to fuel a creative culture in Iraq. Although there is so much wanton destruction in Iraq today, there are also many Iraqis who want to create and build a better country; we just need the tools to do so. These tools include prototyping tools and devices ranging form arduinos and batteries to soldering irons, furniture, power generators and internet, stationary and other basic tools. We also need funding to campaign for laws that legalize Hacker Spaces and our activities, to get licenses to import and use the technology that we need.  

Currently, there are only two Hacker Spaces in Iraq: "Fikraspace" in Baghdad, and "Science Camp" in Basra. But, there are so many communities in other Iraqi cities that want to organize themselves and create workspaces where they can build projects and better the country. Your contribution will make scientific knowledge directly applicable for the Iraqi community by empowering young people to realize products and projects that will directly solve problems, and helping them to convert their projects into products and businesses that will support the nation's growth. Members of Fikraspace and Science Camp need the tools to spread the models we have established throughout the country. 


Your contribution will make science accessible and applicable for the Iraqi community, and will change the lives of young people who lead these projects as well as others throughout the country. We will spread and nurture this culture of creativity and science to transform Iraq. 



What do you get out of helping us? There is a symbolic reward system you can select from. 

$10 and above - SPECIAL THANKS 

a personalized thank-you email from us ... we appreciate your support 

$30 and above - YOUR IMAGE AS A GEOMETRIC COLOR ARRAY 

we will turn your picture into an array of gorgeous colors ... 

$50 and above - YOUR NAME ON AN HONORIFIC LIST AT FIKRASPACE AND SCIENCE CAMP 

$100 and above -    CUSTOM LOGO DESIGNED FOR YOU

$200 and above - WE WILL DESIGN A WEB SITE FOR YOU 

$300 and above - ANDROID APPLICATION 
we will make an Android application for your social media communications

sponsorship opportunities for companies and governmental organizations: 

$1000 and above - SILVER SPONSOR 

A special thanks and your logo posted in our social media. 

$3000 and above - GOLD SPONSOR 

special thanks, your logo posted, and a 140-character paragraph about you in our co-working space's social media accounts

$5000 and above - DIAMOND SPONSOR

special thanks, your logo posted, and a 140-character paragraph about you in our co-working space's social media accounts and a specially-made acrylic logo of the sponsor as Honorary shield


Finally -- if you are unable to give monetary support -- you can still help! Please share and spread our campaign by linking to this site or using the media tools on the left side of the page. Thanks for your support! 







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  23 Jul,2015



Hi all lovely friends and backers , I know it is late updates but I'm proud to  thank you all for your support to making this success story .

we made it !

we will talk here about our campaign and how it runs and what we did and will do and the challenges we overcame with your help .

the campaign was different some how from other colleagues campaigns , it was offline campaign because of the credit card service doesn't so public payment method in Iraq so we focus on hard long offline way...

so we establish our offline center to accept the fund from backers and the team works hard to make it happened by making noise and call many friends and interested people

and explain what crowed funding is .

and we collect the information of every backer and arrange the data for Zoomaal.com website to be calculated on the campaign online page and get the Hivos match funding .

we collect $25,211 (with match funding from Hivos)

and  we use part of the total fund

to do the main 2 goals of the campaign :-

1-make our co-working spaces equipped with devices, tools, power, furniture and materials

2-make our activity legal in Iraq by working on law identifying the maker-spaces  community  activity and build first block in entrepreneurship lecture in Iraq

so we work on both goals , we already buy (we use the offline center fund) some of essential prototyping and production machine (4axis metal CNC machine)  and other necessary things as listed in the info-graphic below

The first part of goals of the campaign is go well with many parts and details... but of course the growing hope is still as human mind still working and the overall summery of what we do with the offline part of the fund can be seen in the info-graphic below :

And the other part of campaign goals we make good steps to ensure that the term "Maker-Space" and its legal identity mentioned in the Technological Incubators Law of ministry of science and technology which is still written til writing these words...
and this done by two meetings with Eng.Faris Yosef Jejo the Iraqi minster of science and technology the first meeting was in 11 April 2015 in Basra and there was presentation explaining the meaning of "maker-Spaces" and its role in the developing the country and the community by co-working means and put the seeds of entrepreneurship culture in Iraq .
and the meeting ends with decision of visiting the Science Camp team to the ministry in Baghdad to draw a road map of making Maker spaces activity legal in Iraq by writing law and determined the ways of co operation between the maker space and the ministry to develop the community of technology in Iraq.

And the second meeting was in 22 April 2015 in the minister bureau in Baghdad and in this meeting the minister give us the Draft Law of the "Technological Incubators" for suggesting the legal situation of "Maker-Spaces" in the Draft Law copy .

So we thank you all friends and backers and we all waiting for the law to be processed and releases soon.


No Parnter Exist
Al Basrah, Iraq
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Occupation: Pharmacist Interests : science - art - DIY revolution - Making Skills : drawing - sculpture - 3D animation - VFX - robotics - CNC - mechanics - electronics - Teaching - DIY

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