Inventor Kodjo Afate Gnikou makes 3D printer from e-waste

Oct 11, 2013 • Articles, NewsNo Comments

W-Afate-3d-printer-11Kodjo Afate Gnikou, a 33 year old Togolese inventor has produced a full functioning 3D printer from e-waste found from a scrap yard.

The printer that he names ‘W.AFATE’ has NASA so impressed that he was awarded with the  NASA International Space Apps Challenge in Paris.


The printer took several months to put together and is made from rails and belts from old scanners, the casing of a discarded desktop computer and bits of a diskette drive.

Mr Gnikou says ‘”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”.

Source: Euronews

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