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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Cool Site: AfriGadget

I’ve always been interested in gadgets, taking things apart, that sort of thing.   It’s always been a dream of mine to have a work area where I could fiddle around with stuff.  

Hence, I have an interest in web sites that have to do with what is commonly known as “makers”, the most well known of these is the website of Make Magazine.   I’ve amassed quite a collection of these sites having to do with hardware hacking and making stuff.

Recently, I came across a very interesting site called AfriGadget which documents some of the ingenious solutions that folks in Africa have come up with to deal with every day problems, things that we in the “developed” world take for granted because we can easily go to a store and buy something.

I have a great deal of respect for these people who, despite living in conditions that most of us so called modern folk would piss and moan about, come up with creative solutions and ways to re-use what we’d consider junk.

Check out AfriGadget at

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