Gadgets in Africa: Solving everyday problems with African ingenuity
Simon Mwaura’s Mobile Remote Control Inventions
Simon has hardwired a way to open and lock his door remotely via his phone, as well as get tea brewing and other manual and remote tasks. The video speaks for itself, so I’m not going to say anything other than to link you to my past thoughts on challenges for tech entrepreneurs in Africa.
Author: Erik Hersman
Erik is the owner of White African, a blog about technology and Africa. He is the co-founder of Zangu, a new web and mobile phone application that he hopes will change communication in Africa.
AfriGadget is another web project of his, not that he doesn't have enough of those already...
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7 thoughts on “Simon Mwaura’s Mobile Remote Control Inventions”
i want one
how do i donate to his ICT development?
you are doing great staff man!
Es genial! que buena manera de usar el celular,me encantó!
saludos desde Argentina!
The story has now also been covered by The Standard (newspaper in Kenya): http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/InsidePage.php?id=1144020380&cid=4&
Something similar has been built in Gondar, Ethiopia. The town’s traffic system is built entirely from Toyota car components. With one interesting exception: The blind have an accessible “walk light”. It talks in Amharic, using a cell phone for the voice playback.
It’s worth a visit to see the town’s castles, and now also the traffic lights.