Ashesi University Alumnus Nii-Lon Musk Builds Prototype Vehicle With Motorised Surfboard Functions

Ashesi University Alumnus Nii-Lon Musk Builds Prototype Vehicle With Motorised Surfboard Functions

  • Nii-Lon Musk, a former Ashesi University learner, has designed and built a prototype vehicle with similar motorised surfboard functions
  • Dubbed Afrosurfer, the impressive prototype car can transport a single passenger over short distances
  • The young innovator has released visuals of his work on Twitter along with a caption, which drew diverse responses

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Ghanaian engineer and innovator Nii-Lon Musk, born Nii Amartei Amarteifio, has built a prototype vehicle with motorised surfboard functions that can transport a single person over short distances.

The Ashesi University alumnus posted impressive visuals of his work called Afrosurfer on his Twitter platform.

Photos of Nii-Lon Musk.
Ashesi University alumnus builds prototype vehicle that operates like motorised surfboard. Photo credit: @nTRAPPreneur.
Source: Twitter

Nii-Lon Musk takes a drive

The young innovator could be seen moving around on the Afrosurfer in the compound of a house, where he was captured on tape.

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Accompanying the visuals in which he proudly shows off his creative work online, he wrote:

"I started this project earlier this year, and here's an update. It's a vehicle prototype that operates like a motorised surfboard (I call it 'afrosurfer', and I'm open to name suggestions). It's designed to transport a single passenger over short distances and is proudly made in Ghana," he said.

Per Surfertoday, electric surfboards, which work via a motor impeller that uses jet propulsion to move the board forward through the water, are specially designed boards powered by lithium-ion batteries that allow riders to glide across any water body at high speeds.

The visuals of Nii-Lon Musk's Afrosurfer had garnered over 172,000 views and nearly 3,000 comments at the time of this publication.

Watch the video below:

Ghanaians react to Nii-Lon Musk's innovation

While some commenters reached out to heap praises on the young man for making Ghana proud, others offered suggestions to improve his work.

@Michael_NiiAshi commented:

Very impressive; work at it, and I suggest you look at the name again.

@keleccini said:

Hook this up with a Nintendo Wii-style wand or embed the controls in hand gloves, a smaller but equally powerful motor, and it will be a game changer.

@nTRAPPreneur replied:

True, ideally, it would be electric, but since I already had this engine lying in the workshop, I just used it. The next version may be electric. Gloves with cables are cool until you suddenly need to let go. Maybe wireless gloves.

@Oseikojoo suggested:

Let's make a car.

@nTRAPPreneur replied:

Okay dm.

@meo_joule commented:

Drop the afro tag. Give it a catchy name like Speedy or Airwheels, something a kid down the road can pronounce without thinking about it. You might be on to something if you fly to China for parts.

@Mefya4 asked:

Single passenger, you add another unit for the driver?

@nTRAPPreneur replied:

Single-occupant vehicle, so just the driver (or surfer in this case).

KNUST Mechanical Engineering students build MAC 4 electric vehicle

In a similar story, reported that a Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) final-year students designed and built a MAC 4 electric vehicle.

The mechanical engineering learners defended their project to enable them to complete their studies at the Kumas-based Ghanaian establishment on Tuesday, August 29.

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