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About me

Hi! My name is Jefferson Josue Sandoval Betanco, but please call me “Jeff” 😄, I was born born in 1998 in a warm city called León, Nicaragua. I grew up with parents as an only child.
Bonilla Betanco

I enjoy the process of bringing an idea to reality, supported by the method of learning by doing, which I consider is the best way to get new and practical knowledge.

I’m currently in Germany, where I arrived in October 2019 for an academic exchange at the Hochschule Rhein Waal Kamp-Lintfort.

It has been an amazing experience in terms of culture, language, knowledge, skills, and more… all with a high level of independence.

Here I knew the snow for the first time 😄❄:
Jefferson Sandoval Fab Academy
Jefferson Sandoval Snow

During my stay here I discovered the FabLab world and fell in love with it. I took the Fundamentals of digital fabrication course 2020, which I define as a “mini-FabAcademy course”. Eventually, for my fortune, I got a scholarship for the Fab Academy 2021:
Jefferson Sandoval Fab Academy

Picture with some of the creations I made during the assignments.

Why FabAcademy?

Taking in consideration my studies in Mechatronics and sticking to my point of view of the FabLabs and the FabAcademy, I think that improving my digital fabrication skills will be an excellent complement, plus the fact that this is a very practical and international educational program.


  • Mechatronics engineering at Universidad Tecnológica La Salle, León, Nicaragua.
    2015 - 2019

  • Intern at the Hochschule Rhein Waal:
    Mar 2020 - Oct 2020 | IAESTE-DAAD program

    • GreenFabLab on contribution in environmentally friendly projects development.
    • IoT Lab on drone experiments as part of the SPECTORS cooperation project.
  • Exchange student at the Hochschule Rhein Waal Kamp-Lintfort, Germany:
    WS 2019/20 and WS 2020/2021 | ISAP-DAAD program

    • During this period I have been part of different introductions to digital fabrication techniques, and took the Fundamentals of digital fabrication course 2020.

      My FODF - documentation website

Last update: June 30, 2021