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This 3D Printer Was Upcycled from E-Waste

Adele Peters

Using parts from discarded computers, printers, and other e-waste he found at a junk yard, West African inventor Kodjo Afate Gnikou designed this fully-functional 3D-printer for around $100. He says the design will be easy to replicate, and he's participating in the NASA International Space Apps challenge in the hopes that the tech can eventually be used on Mars. “My dream is to give young people hope and to show that Africa, too, has its place on the global market when it comes to technology."

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    • Adele Peters

      The crowdfunding campaign's actually over now (it was successful!). Yeah, it's great to see all of the new hackerspaces/makerspaces starting in Africa now...