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AfriGadget – African Ingenuity

AfriGadget is a website dedicated to showcasing African ingenuity. A team of bloggers and readers contribute their pictures, videos and stories from around the continent. The stories of innovation are inspiring. It is a testament to Africans bending the little they have to their will, using creativity to overcome life’s challenges.

There are definitely a handful of articles dealing with mobile phone use and communication. And having traveled to Africa and other developing countries you definitely realize that they have their own unique system for making those things work. So I love this photo of a typical village:
More on this picture here.

Read about:
the bamboo bike project
a homemade helicopter ( yes you read that correctly. . .homemade!)
fuel replacement from palm nuts
water buoy as a water tank
creating a mobile phone from all recycled parts
toys constructed from scrap metal, wire and other materials
wind powered cell phone tower

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