Kodjo Afate Gnikou: Talented young man creates 3D printer from electronic waste

Kodjo Afate Gnikou: Talented young man creates 3D printer from electronic waste

- A young man from Togo named Kodjo Afate Gnikou was able to build 3D printers from electronic waste that cost less than $100

- The first version of the brilliant innovation came out in 2013 after which the brilliant gentleman was awarded a modest $4,000 to develop the low-cost fabricator

- Currently, it is not clear what stage the 3D printer production is in

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Kodjo Afate Gnikou, a talented young African from Togo has built a very workable 3D printing machine solely from electronic waste that was very cheap.

According to a report by Fastcompany.com, the brilliant African's unthinkable innovation was outdoored in 2013 after the story about him hit many waves both online and offline.

Along with that, YEN.com.gh spotted a video in which the low-cost 3D printer was being used to work on a metallic plate, a sight that was completely breathtaking.

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It is reported that Kodjo Afate's workable 3-D printer required less than $100 in parts. Subsequently, a group of investors identified from a firm called Ulule, gave him a modest $4,000 to develop the low-cost fabricator, and a functional prototype was completed.

Speaking about his dreams and ambitions that drive him, Kodjo Afate said he wanted Africa to stop lagging behind in technology.

“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. We are able to create things. Why is Africa always lagging behind when it comes to technology?”

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Kodjo Afate recounted that the journey to building the electronic printer started when he first saw a “Mendel” – an artisanal self-replicating 3D printer in August 2012 during a workshop in Lomé, Togo.

“I very quickly realized that this type of machine was not accessible to everyone, because they are built from printed pieces that were also made by 3D printers! Often, they need to be ordered and imported from Europe, which ends up being very expensive,” he said.

This realization from the young talent to manoeuvre a way to create a cheaper version of the technological unit. Currently, it is not clear what stage the 3D printer production is in.

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The renowned Kumawood actress made many breathtaking revelations about her getting into acting in an interview conducted on GhOne TV and sighted by YEN.com.gh.

According to McBrown, she never actually imagined getting into acting until one afternoon when she heard an actor called Kwame Owusu Ansah (late) speaking on radio and providing guidance to anyone interested in the career.

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