Local Engineering Student Designs Impressive Prototype, Plans to Build Drawing Machine

Local Engineering Student Designs Impressive Prototype, Plans to Build Drawing Machine

- An industrious young man from Lesotho has wowed local audiences with his capacity for invention, creating an impressive sketching tool

- The young engineers has big plans to improve on his initial prototype, hoping to see his invention do the work of humans 10 times faster

- Although some social media users had some constructive criticism for the young creator, most were happy to see the young man succeed

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An innovative student from the heart of Lesotho has captivated Mzansi with his latest invention. The engineer has just designed an incredible drawing machine which he hopes will replace traditional means of artisanal work in the next few years.

Local Engineering Student Sketches With Impressive Prototype, Plans to Build Machine
This young engineer has big plans. Images: @KasiEconomy/Twitter
Source: Twitter

The man behind the machine

Thapelo Moeti designed the extraordinary machine while completing his studies towards an Electronics degree. His robot has a pen attachment, making it much easier to achieve the pretty sketches.

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Moeti has plans of building even further on his original drawing machine, hoping to see his robots do carpentry and woodwork faster than any ordinary human.

Social media reactions

While some social media users had a few criticisms of the new invention, most had nothing but good things to say about the talented African engineer.

Check out some of the comments below:

@Godfrey76918097 said:

"No wonder Lesotho never imports engineers from Cuba. They have real engineers with practical expertise."

@cde_king said:

"CNC machines have been around for many years now... hope he creates a totally different one."

@DeeMetuso said:

"This is great. I'd love to see more stories of #Makers in #Africa, there's much room."

@Morgan_03x said:

"I'm beyond impressed. This is far from just innovative, it's legendary."

@AobakweTau4 said:

"The design looks more like that of a 3D printer. Impressive."

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Innovative youth

In more news about young people in the tech industry, Briefly News previously reported that Mpumelelo Mahlangu has a dream, he wants to release South Africa's first laptop produced in the country.

A laptop for South Africans by South Africans would go a long way in helping students and adults access the internet and become more productive. The entry-level computer is designed to compete with models on the market.

Making technology accessible

Mahlangu struggled as a student to access a computer and the internet, according to the Daily Sun. He said that he had to depend on internet cafes and computer labs. The DTC400 was released during lockdown when people were not able to access school or university computers.

The laptop will have 64GB storage, 6GB Ram and a 400mah battery. The laptop will retail at R4 999. The last hurdle before release is approval from Icasa.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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