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15 Yrs Old Boy Launches High- Tech Project To Solve Electricity Problem

Douglas Macartney at 15 years old developed the flatpack wind turbine to address Kenya electrical problems because he was inquisitive and felt a responsibility to contribute.

In a 2018 school competition Macartney displayed his prototype which has since been upgraded and made completely functional.

IKEA served as the motivation for the UK student from the Royal High School in Edinburgh to construct a flatpack refugee shelter.

Its simplicity was something I quite liked. I considered carrying out the same action, but with a device that would require energy in a camp for refugees The young inventor said.

The cutting-edge creation was improved by undergraduate engineers from Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) and two solar panels were added.

I have found it intriguing to observe how it has evolved over time and the process involved in working on a project like this said Macartney who was thrilled to collaborate with the engineering team.

When he came up with the design he said I wouldn't have thought it could be developed in the way that it has he continued.

It's interesting that no particular skills are required to assemble the device. It is intended to aid rural communities and areas recovering from natural disasters.

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