Teenager from Sierre Leone amazes MIT Engineers
November 21, 2012
Kevin Doe, a teenager living in Sierre Leone, has never taken a single engineering, physics, or electronics course in his life. He is a self taught engineer, and some might say he is a prodigy.
He taught himself how to do very intricate processes with very little resources. Searching trash for scrap metals and spare parts, Kevin builds batteries, transmitters, and more.
Even crazier is that the electricity in Sierre Leone comes on maybe once a week if you're lucky. The rest of the week he sits in complete darkness. It almost seems nearly impossible for one to learn what Kevin Doe has taught himself given the circumstances.
But that did not stop him. MIT invited Kevin to be a guest resident for 3 weeks. His dreams may finally be coming true in this very inspirational story.
Kevin's goal is to promote innovation in Sierre Leone, among young people. Kevin believes that if you focus, you can do anything...perfectly.
This Mesmerizing Performance On A Spinning Platform Captures The Essence Of Life
Abduction Victim, Elizabeth Smart, Shares The 3 Most Important Things To Tell Your Child
Grammy Winner, Sturgill Simpson, Not Invited To CMA's, So He Busked Outside During The Show
52 Funny Cat Memes That Prove Cats Still Rule The Internet
This Dog Learned To Fake Cough So His Owners Would Stay Home From Work
Minimal Cat Art Is My New Favorite Thing
This Interview With Judge Judy Before She Was Famous Explains Everything
Ever Wonder What A Jamaican Baby Accent Sounds Like?
This Japanese Game Show 'Slippery Stairs' Deserves An Emmy For Best Drama
This Flight Attendant's Hilarious Life Vest Demonstration Will Make Your Day
This Bird Stops By A Pond Six Times A Day To Feed The Goldfish