Kids in Uganda improvise a junk-radio

Kids in the Ugandan town of Masindi kludged together this awesome homebrew radio, scavenging parts from a broken set and improvising the speaker and power supply with a lot of verve and ingenuity.

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Kenyan bike-mechanic's homemade tools

Here's an inspiring video of Mohammed Makokha, a master bike mechanic in Nairobi who has designed and built a bunch of custom tools for repairing bikes.

Video of home made bicycle repair tools and gadgets in Nairobi Previously:Afrigadgets: homemade model airplane from Kenya - Boing Boing Kenyan blacksmiths make bellows from cement sacks - Boing Boing DIY gadgets in Africa: the knife-sharpening bicycle - Boing Boing Africa: small-scale generator powered by sugar and yeast (video ... Xeni on the Road in West Africa: Liberia's Blackboard Blogger ... Bicycle "handcuffs" for flexible bike-locking - Boing Boing Pedal vehicle for traversing abandoned monorailway - Boing Boing Read the rest