Posted by: Dr. Y. | August 7, 2015

Made in Togo: A 3D Printer from e-waste

3D printer made by Afate Gnikou (Source: WoeLab.com)

Afate Gnikou and his 3D printer (Source: WoeLab.com)

Just as almost everywhere else in the world, 3D printing offers the possibility of revolutionizing entire industries. In Africa, the 3D printer could bring a new industrial revolution, allowing goods to be made with less dependence on imported commodities, at a cheaper rate, and creating jobs locally. For the past three years, in Lomé, the capital of Togo, members of a small and innovative community have been building 3D printers. The machines are now part of an ambitious education program.

e-waste

e-waste

In Lomé, piles of discarded computers, printers and scanners from industrialized countries accumulate in trash dumps. Afate Gnikou, a system’s developer, has found a place to work on his invention in a group of like-minded computer-lovers. It is called WoeLab; enjoy. BBC also did a video about it.

 


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  1. I looked at the splendid video picture. It is very kind of you.

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    • Thank you for your kind compliment Aquacompass7. Thanks for visiting and watching this video.

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