- 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
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.
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.
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:
"No wonder Lesotho never imports engineers from Cuba. They have real engineers with practical expertise."
"CNC machines have been around for many years now... hope he creates a totally different one."
"This is great. I'd love to see more stories of #Makers in #Africa, there's much room."
"I'm beyond impressed. This is far from just innovative, it's legendary."
"The design looks more like that of a 3D printer. Impressive."
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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