I will be stoked if I bump into someone like William Kankwamba during my September trip to the Congo. Snip from his blog:
I took the minibus home from Madisi Secondary School to my home in Wimbe, Kasungu District, and began a project to upgrade the main source of power generation from a bicycle dynamo to a treadmill motor, a much more powerful generator of electricity.
I was given the motor by Mike and Peter of Baobab Health, where I will have an after-school job beginning in August. They bought the motor as part of a kit to build a windmill from a story they saw in the American Do-It-Yourself magazine, MAKE. They were intending to build a windmill from a kit to power one of their remote health care computer systems but gave me the motor and a Volt meter as a gift when I first met them. I had already been to the TEDGlobal Conference with their colleague Soyapi. I was very happy to receive this motor and have been wanting to install it on the windmill for some time.
- Neal Lesh: OpenMRS, Information Systems for Medicine in the Developing World (November, 2007)
- Weekly Digest for September 4th (September, 2009)
- Web 2.0 Notes: Tim O’Reilly (April, 2009)
- Weekly Digest for November 11th (November, 2009)
- Crowdsourcing (December, 2009)