generator stories

15-year-old Kelvin Doe lives in Sierra Leone. Electricity in his area is erratic, only turning on a handful of times each month. What can you do? Well, this very clever teen went about finding a solution and he ended up building a battery to power his family home.
The 2012 Maker Faire Africa held in Lagos, Nigeria this week brought together people who build things, from traditional crafts to modern inventions. Four teenage girls made a particularly lasting impression at the event with their generator that is powered by urine.