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How NIGERIAN Inventors Are Contributing To World Civilization by rosinkkit: 11:36pm On Aug 19
Young Nigerian Inventor Designs Solar-Powered Kiosk To Help Local Vendors

He got the idea after seeing a vendor struggling to work at night.

If you were to travel across Nigeria, you would probably find yourself appeasing your hunger and thirst through Mai Shayi and Indomie sellers that are common across the country. From making noodles to fixing up beverages, these fast food hubs are especially common in the Northern region of the country, and the sellers usually rely on small-sized generators to keep their running business running at night.

Now thanks to a young inventor named Usman Dalhatu, CEO of Dalsman Tech, a futuristic-looking solar-powered kiosk, called iCart Solution, can help sellers continue their work without the need for generators.

An all-in-one kiosk to solve all problems

Dalhatu defined his invention as "a movable car that is used for making fast food and snacks in the streets and campus" to Interesting Engineering. After seeing a seller working at night, Dahlatu started thinking about how he can help him do his work with ease. He came up with the kiosk to assist and support the vendors' businesses, and thanks to this invention, the sellers also don't litter their surroundings.

His design, custom made for the local Mai Shayi and Indomie vendors, has an inverter battery, cooking stove, portable desk, and a television to keep those waiting for food entertained. There are also various compartments for food storage.

Dalhatu explained that they use locally-sourced materials in Nigeria to build the kiosks, and it took them five days to produce one prototype.

iCart Solution also has a solar panel at the side which can be used to charge the television and the stove, making it run on renewable energy and eco-friendly. Moreover, it could potentially discourage petty traders from installing illegal attachments and structures in the Nigerian markets and along the roads.

This is not the young entrepreneur's first rodeo though. In 2020, he had an emergency ventilator idea which he transformed into a portable automatic ventilator.



Meet Max Chinnah, the 26-Year-Old Nigerian Inventor of the Smokeless Stove and CEO of Terraoak Inc

The Abuja-born Chinnah was fortunate to have access to a computer
when he was just 10 because his family could afford one. By 2011, Chinnah had received a scholarship package which would eventually help him get to Wartburg College.

What inspired the cookstove idea?
Chinnah, in a NextBillion podcast, explained that his passion to solve the world’s indoor smoke pollution problem was born out of the fact that his grandmother died of smoke pollution at a very young age.

Still, he says, being a computer science graduate of Wartburg College wasn’t enough. It was his experience at the Clinton Global Initiative conference in Miami that inspired him to become an inventor.

Terraoak inc. which is based in Iowa was co-founded by Chinnah and Godwin Attigah, to produce the smokeless stove at a large scale with the hope of selling it worldwide.

In 2016, Chinnah won $10,000 Innovation Prize at Unite for Sight’s Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale University, which funded field tests in Ghana.

He also received funding from The Resolution Project, Duke Energy and the Iowa Renewable Energy Association and won an innovation video competition sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Recently, Terraoak got seed funds from Red Cedar, a local organisation created to help startups and entrepreneurs connect with resources.

How Smokeless cookstove works?

Terraoak’s Genesys Cooker is a versatile, high-end smokeless cookstove that converts any fuel you put in into clean energy.

Meet Max Chinnah, the Nigerian Inventor of Smokeless Stove and CEO of Terraoak Inc

Adding Fuel to Genesys Cooker
It has a feature that uses an air injection system to control the smoke produced. This is done through a convection process which allows the heat to power your USB device after about 7 min of heating.

Genesys was built with a multipurpose frame so that you are not stuck with only having one cooktop. You can use all the normal cookware you would use in the kitchen.

Future Plans

Terraoak is in its first year of implementing a pilot program. It plans to distribute over 20,000 clean cookstoves in Ghana, Malawi and Gabon.

Currently, based on the level of early sales, Terraoak is working on an arrangement with the World Wide Fund for Nature to distribute 1,000 stoves to rural Kenyan farmers.

Pending the success of their Kickstarter, Terraoak already has a manufacturer ready to begin production as soon as it is completed.

Chinnah also noted that they are planning to collaborate with some government outlets for afforestation to finance more distribution of stoves locally.

Potential customers

Based on research, using Genesys Cooker is said to save a household $50-60 and Chinnah believes that there is a waiting market of 500 million households. He’s counting on the fact that customers will recognise that Genesys can save them thousands of dollars annually in fuel costs and electricity generation.

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Re: How NIGERIAN Inventors Are Contributing To World Civilization by rosinkkit: 11:44pm On Aug 19
Dr Okojie: Nigerian man inducted into the NASA inventors hall of fame Friday, November 20, 2020

Doctor Robert Sola Okojie of Nigeria has been inducted into the NASA inventors hall of fame.

Dr Okojie's has spent 20 years at NASA and he has no fewer than 21 patents to his credit.

The Nigerian national is recognised around the world for his inventions.

A Nigerian doctor identified as Robert Sola Okojie has been inducted into the NASA inventors hall of fame. The disclosure was made on Twitter by @SciTechAfrica, which stated that Dr Okojie is recognised globally as the leading expert on silicon carbide-based microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for use in extreme environments. According to @SciTechAfrica, Dr Okojie has worked with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for 20 years and has 21 patents.

Re: How NIGERIAN Inventors Are Contributing To World Civilization by rosinkkit: 11:51pm On Aug 19
Nigerian Genius Invented an Insect Control Technology in Brazil

Thursday, February 04, 2021

Abdulrazak Ibrahim is the brain behind the insect control technology that is protecting farmers' crops in Brazil - The genetic engineer co-led an African-Brazil project that is responsible for the creation of the first-ever biolistic facility to be in Northern Nigeria - He said he got the inspiration to delve into science, technology and innovation pathways fields of knowledge from Obafemi Awolowo University's Professor Funso Sonaiya

Abdulrazak Ibrahim

The long-held belief that African nations only exist as consumers without making any contribution to the betterment of the cause of humanity is fast becoming a thing of the past. There seems to be a silent revolution in that regard and Nigerians are no doubt at the forefront of this drive. Nigerians are every now and then coming up with awesome inventions that are no pushovers either home or abroad.

Re: How NIGERIAN Inventors Are Contributing To World Civilization by rosinkkit: 11:58pm On Aug 19
Jelani Aliyu

Jelani Aliyu is credited with designing General Motors' leading auto brand, Chevrolet Volt.

Born in Kaduna State, Nigeria in 1966, Aliyu earned an associate degree in Architecture from Birnin Kebbi Polytechnic in 1988. Upon graduation from the Polytechnic, he worked at the Ministry of Works, Sokoto, before pursuing further education in the United States. He graduated in 1994 with a degree in Automobile Design from the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan, and was hired by General Motors.

Cyprian Emeka Uzoh

Cyprian Emeka Uzoh holds more than 126 United States-issued patents and over 160 patents worldwide in semiconductor technology, including United States Patent No. 6709562, 'method of making electroplated interconnection structures on integrated circuit chips,' which earned him the Inventor of the Year award in 2006 from the New York Intellectual Property Association.

Nigeria's 3 musketeers that Won Gold at 2018 World Adolescent Robotics Competition in China

A team of three Nigerian students - Tawakalitu Giwa, Oluwaseun Omotayo and Ayomide Adetunji - soared at the 2018 World Adolescent Robotics Competition in Guiyang City, China, after winning for themselves gold medals for proper documentation of processes on engineering note, at the event.

Omowumi Sadik

Omowunmi Sadik is the inventor of microelectrode biosensors that can detect foreign materials and can be used to spot drugs or explosives.

According to patent number 20060275786A1, the request for the patent was filed on December 7, 2006. Sadik also has patents for additional distinct biosensors and is a surface chemist, inventor, and college instructor.

She was born in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1964. In 1985, she earned her Bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Lagos. She also obtained a Master's degree in chemistry in 1987. In 1994, she earned her Ph.D. from Wollongong University in Australia.

Sadik is the recipient of several fellowships to include the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the National Research Council, to name few.

She is also a collaborator with the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, UNESCO in Romania, Turkey, and Japan, and previously a panel member for the National Institution of Health on Instrumentation and Systems Development.

Sadik is currently a professor at Binghamton University in Upstate, New York, where she is formulating technology that will recycle metal ions from waste for industrial and environmental purposes.

Re: How NIGERIAN Inventors Are Contributing To World Civilization by realstars: 12:24am On Aug 20

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