I commend these young ladies for their inventions. The death of five people sparkled an innovation idea within them to make sure this doesn’t happen to anyone else.
I know this isn’t a new story but it’s an encouraging one. Despite the hackers and naysayers they did it.
I wouldn’t say they were trying to change the game. I believe they were trying to change their own lives and community but they received a lot of recognition for their invention whether it was a success on a large scale or not.
On 6 November 6 2012, Maker Faire Africa, a science fair and festival, posted a story about one of the projects featured in that year’s festival, a urine-powered generator created by four 14- and 15-year-old students:
Possibly one of the more unexpected products at Maker Faire Africa this year in Lagos is a urine powered generator, created by four girls. The girls are Duro-Aina Adebola (14), Akindele Abiola (14), Faleke Oluwatoyin (14) and Bello Eniola (15). One liter of urine gives you six hours of electricity.
I haven’t heard rather or not the invention changed the world’s way of producing energy. Not that I expected it to-at least not a on a huge scale. But I hope it changed the lives of small villages who do not have access to the luxury we all take for granted.