15-Year-Old Nigerian Used Wood And Laptop Batteries To Construct Excavator

Meet fifteen-year-old Hope Emmanuel Frank from Akwa Ibom who has been wowing people with his rare engineering talents.

Hope uses woods , condemned laptop batteries and syringe to make an excavator and a dump truck , and a change over switch to control them.

In this BBC Pidgin One Minute Story, Hope said he dreams of becoming one of world’s great inventors like Nicholas Tesla and Michael Faraday .

He also said :

“When people see me on the street operating my excavator and tipper, they are usually surprised. Some of them dash me money”

“The first time I saw an excavator, I thought, oh, let me just try this. I did the skeleton part and the flex, but it was not all that enough, like how to get them to move was my problem. I then thought of the idea of using a drip-set replacing the hose in the real excavator and the syringe works as the boom.

“For the tipper remote, I used a change over-switch for the forward and backward drive. I used condemned laptop batteries as my source of power in the tipper.”

The teenager also added that he plans on working on a helicopter flown with a wireless remote.

“My next project will be a payloader that can work and a helicopter that will fly with wireless remote. In the future, I want to be one of the world’s greatest inventors”

 



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