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15-Year-Old Inventor Wows MIT With Homemade Gadgets Made From Trash

Kelvin Doe Inventor

A 15-year-old inventor wows the folks at MIT with his homemade gadgets and creations, according to Yahoo! News.

Kelvin Doe is a self-taught inventor and engineer who lives in Sierra Leone. Over the years Doe has learned the ins and outs of electronics by reverse engineering radios, generators, and other items that people have thrown away. In fact, his formidable skills have allowed him to create his own working radio station where he broadcasts tunes as DJ Focus.

io9 reports that the 15-year-old inventor is the youngest individual in history to have been invited to MIT’s “Visiting Practitioner’s Program.” This program essentially allows inventors to stop by and use the many resources MIT has at its disposal.

Although Doe has spent a considerable amount of time making batteries and generators, he intends to use his skills on a much grander scale. According to BostInno, the self-taught inventor plans to build a windmill to help generate electricity for people in his hometown.

“I want to help my family—to provide the facility for them,” Doe tearfully explained.

The 15-year-old received his invitation to the “Visiting Practitioner’s Program” after winning the Innovate Salone Challenge, a high school invitational designed to foster creative thinking with a focus on community.

David Sengeh, one of the individuals who were instrumental in helping the young inventor connect with the folks at MIT, explained that Doe’s attitude towards life is an inspiration to many.

“I learned a lot from him. He’s passionate about this and he believes he can actually change his community. It’s inspiring to hear that from someone his age,” Sengeh explained.

While he’s working on his windmill system, Doe intends to move forward with his radio station. His ultimate goal is to provide young people in his hometown with a venue for their thoughts, opinions, and ideas.

To learn more about the 15-year-old inventor who wowed the folks at MIT, take a look at the video embedded below.

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17 Responses to “15-Year-Old Inventor Wows MIT With Homemade Gadgets Made From Trash”

  1. Anonymous

    Wow. He's a genious. You can't just say well this will help, or that will help. You have to see and be part of the condition for an understanding to really get the ideas of what is needed. Who would have thought of a Windmill? He's very smart and needs to go to some place like GE. Give him help so he can inspire the children and grow it up from there.

  2. Gerald Paxton

    People who need information need to search instructibles.com FREE info people show you how, also should download PJ Kelly's 2500 page FREE pdf book @ free-energy-info.co.uk by chapter pub 2005 updated monthly.

  3. Chaotic Concepts

    not much brings a tear to my eye, but I see a genuine human being in kelvin who is driven by the need to provide for his family and community through means of inginuity where there is very little at his disposal. We should all take something from this story and much more investing needs to be done on our behalf as americans to make sure that people of inovation and perspective be nurtured and invested in instead of exploited and then forgotten like someflavor of the month. A young person with a dream is a very powerfull force we must protect the minds and dreams of these people so that we may move forward together while helping eachother reach our goals as one..

  4. Anonymous

    This special young man needs to be provided with the means to fully develop his potential. I hope that MIT and it's benefactors will see to it that this boy gets a full ride to college. He could make the institution even more famous one day.

  5. Edward Kayser

    Any American kid doing something like this would be drug in to a counselor and put on Ritalin. Then encouraged to do normal things like play football.

  6. Moses Chudy Nwamuo

    Kelvin is a blessing to mankind and people like him inspire me a lot, I am proud of you Kelvin. And I want to use this medium to thank David Sengeh who made it possible for Kelvin to be more exposed in this field that will encourage him to do more. Thank you David.

  7. Moses Chudy Nwamuo

    Kelvin is a blessing to mankind and people like him inspire me a lot, I am proud of you Kelvin. And I want to use this medium to thank David Sengeh who made it possible for Kelvin to be more exposed in this field that will encourage him to do more. Thank you David.

  8. Daniel Cooper

    is this really the only thing you could say it doesnt matter where someone with that kind of heart comes from these people need to be lifted on the shoulders of the rest of us for how much they care about other alone not just because they are smart or can do anything special. Kelvin Doe is what we should all strive to be like.