A local craftsman (or 'fundi in Kiswahili') made the box component of a solar box cooker. We are researching how to make a new model here in Arusha. Our goal is to make a small example of a solar box cooker factory which utilizes local materials, and labor. We are trying to outsource components and then assemble them in a small 'cottage' factory business. Small craftsman workstations take the product through a 'flex line', just-in-time type manufacturing process. Components are assembled at the small factory, then each unit is quality checked and tested and then sold. The following posts will guide you through the steps to build this first experimental model.