Natural Cures not Medicine
His name is Kodjo Afate Gnikou, and he’s a genius inventor from Togo, West Africa! He made a $100 3D printer from parts he scrounged from broken scanners, computers, printers and other electronic waste. And yes, it’s fully functional! This DIY printer cost a fraction of those currently for sale on the market and saves waste from reaching landfill sites. If this type of information was more openly available, more of us would be able to build such creations out of our e-waste. This is why it’s important to support open source technology and information efforts.
Gnikou is part of what’s called “WoeLab” and it’s a hackerspace in the city of Lomé. His crowd funding page is looking for support in hope of him working with FacLab-France in the WAFATE to Mars project, which aims to fabricate machines from recycled e-waste to prepare for missions on Mars. Systems like 3D printers are a crucial part of missions to mars if and when they go forward. NASA already has plans of sending robots and 3d printers ahead of real people to build and base for us humans before we get there.
At his fundraising page, Gnikou states that with his project, he will “put technology into needy hands and give Africa the opportunity to not only be a spectator but to play the first role in a more virtuous industrial revolution.”
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It amazing to you can use what can find and turn from junk into riches. Rather than having more e-waste being dumped into the smelly landfill they can be turned into great masterpiece.