Feel-Good Monday: This 15-year-old is a self-taught gadgetry genius

Kelvin Doe shows the world a thing or two about innovation
Feel-Good Monday: This 15-year-old is a self-taught gadgetry genius

Getting high blood pressure because you're having trouble syncing gadgets with your computer? Trust us, your problems aren't that bad. Kelvin Doe has to search bins for parts to build his own gadgets through reverse-engineering. 

This Sierra Leone lad takes things apart, finds out how they work, and makes what he needs. His list of tech accomplishments includes making his own batteries from acid, soda, and metal; generators and transmitters from scrap metal; and even his own equipment for a community radio station which he operates with friends under the handle “DJ Focus”.

In a place where electricity and resources are scarce, those are pretty high-level accomplishments that even MacGyver would have problems with. 

He was subsequently discovered, became the youngest person ever to join the Visiting Practitioner’s Program at MIT, and even spoke at TEDxTeen. Inspired yet?

Gadget companies, how about taking his lead? Let's innovate, not re-create.

Source: Huffington Post