what is mbadika?

/bah • GEE • ka/ definition: idea, a thought or suggestion as to a possible course of action

We equip youth with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to transform their ideas for challenges, large and small, into solutions whose implementation can not only impact their lives, but the lives of their communities and the world.


Engaging DIY activities to equip youth with the knowledge and skills necessary, from design thinking to core STEAM principles, to design products.


Hands-on design thinking experiences transforming ideas into real-world solutions for critical challenges facing our communities through STEAM.

mLab Series

Follow the mLab crew as we explore ideas and those who create them through step-by-step projects and behind-the-scenes.

The Black Panther Edition

On February 16th, the world will be transported into Marvel’s latest universe following the adventures of The Black Panther

The world of Wakanda and its characters, who reside in a technologically advanced but isolated Kingdom in East Africa, will come to life on the big screen for the first time since their 1966 debut in Marvel Comics.

Through the Black Panther film, Mbadika wants to encourage youth to unleash their potential to become ‘Marvel-ous Makers’ (get it?) through projects, curriculum, and videos inspired by the film, in collaboration with Autodesk.

In addition, in order to encourage our viewers to try their hand at becoming Makers in their own right, we will be providing Step-by-Step Instructions via Instructables on how to build a variety of the projects shown in the series including Queen Ramonda’s Crown, Nakia’s Ring Blades, and more.  #WakandaForever

mLab Project
Laser Cut Ring Blades

Special Thanks to our Partners

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