A battery that only need to be charged once a week….I wonder if Jamie Foxx’s character in Annie was partially based on this genius inventor.
[SIDEBAR: Dr. Thomas Mensah has published a book called, “The Right Stuff Comes in Black, Too.” I hope to check his book out before the year is over.]
This is a great video for parents to watch if they have young children! This book/video gives Black history information that is not likely to be taught in schools.
Engineer/Inventor Lonnie Johnson explains how he came up with the idea for his goldmine invention, The Super Soaker.
Teenage Inventor, Kelvin Doe aka DJ Focus, from the Sierra Leone is already a prolific inventor at 15 years old. He has created sources of electricity, a radio station, and a windmill for his community.
William KamKwamba created a windmill to supply electricity to his village. He created this invention at the age of 14, despite not being able to afford a formal education. I pray that his genius is not negatively exploited, and that he continues to help his people.
Ingenious, practical, and innovative; Izhar Gafni has created a bike made entirely out of recycled materials. The main recycled material used in this bike, which costs approximately $9 to $12 to manufacture, is cardboard.
You would think that a cardboard bike would be impossible to ride. However, according to Fast Company (where I first spotted this story), this 20-pound bike can withstand a rider of a weight of up to 485 pounds.
The way in which means of transportation is implemented around the world can be changed by this one invention. If this bike is sold at even at a 100% markup of manufacturing cost, it may become the cheapest and most convenient way of getting from one place to another. When you factor in the exercise benefits that a person can get from traveling via bicycle, as well as the benefits to the environment by traveling in a way that doesn’t utilize gas, this inexpensive way of traveling could have a multitude of positive effects.