Rural Orphan Pupil Invents Mesmerising Electric Toy

Defying his rural background and limited resources, a young lad has gone beyond perceived limits, innovating beyond expected imagination and raring to go!

A Zimbabwean rural grade-five pupil Kundai Murinya has joined a very short list of elite people who have come up with mesmerizing inventions.The boy is retracing the footprints of great inventors including Robert Patch, who invented the toy truck at the age of six.The then little-known Patch’s toy truck was patented in June 1963.The tiny play vehicle, now a favourite of young boys worldwide, can be dismantled, rebuilt and transformed into different kinds of trucks.

Another famous invention was by George Westinghouse, who invented the steam and air break at age 22.
Westinghouse was 21 years old when he saw two trains collide after failing to apply the brakes quickly enough.
To prevent these crashes, the next year, Westinghouse came up with a train-breaking system based on compressed air that was a foolproof way to stop a train or moving vehicle in a much faster manner. This invention has saved countless lives since its invention and a version of this breaking system is still used today.

Murinya’s toy lorry, which has taken the scientific and technology world by storm, uses solar power.Speaking to this publication, talent scouter, Excellent Mabhena said he had not seen such talent for a while and the boy was extraordinary.
“I have this talented child here in the rural area who has shown serious tech skills making some nice things using locally available resources,” said Mabhena.

“Here is Kundai Murinya he is a grade 5 student at a school in rural areas and an orphan who is making some amazing battery powered projects using locally available resources such as lolipop sticks,dc motors from old DVDs, amongst his products there’s a grader (on the pic),sheller, front and loader, own calibrated scale and many more. He is so talented that i wish if you may cover him in your news he may get publicity, proper mentorship or scholarship from those who read from TechnoMag,” said Mabhena.

“He is at Ditchwe primary school in the farms between Chinhoyi and Mhangura,” Mabhena narrated.

“He is in primary school grade 5,” Mabhena went on adding that,

“I wish if he may get recognised and mentored well, i believe he might be our own Elon Musk, He is so talented.”

Mabhena noted that with a bit of publicity, the boy might get exposure, and who knows shortly, he might be the answer to some of the problems we are facing as a country.

“The young man has invented an incredible vehicle of a toy, something not familiar with a kid of his age. This vehicle is solar-charged and moves like normal cars on the road, a first for the technology world,” added Mabhena.

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