Isah Barde, a 17-year-old secondary school graduate from Kano State, has made a significant accomplishment after creating a “robot” out of garbage utilizing materials including cartons, pipes, LEDs, motors, and aluminum, among others.
Despite the financial obstacle in his way, Isah aspires to pursue a career in artificial intelligence and robots.
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The young man has been creating the robot for three years, despite receiving little assistance, and he regarded it as a part of his life goals.
He uses his hands to move the robot.
“This robot is made of motor, cardboards, LED, copper wires, aluminium, pipes, tyres and wood,” Isah told Trust TV.
“They are things I got from people and one market called Jakara where you can buy things like a hair dryer that has been destroyed and use its motors,” he added.
Isah’s father, Auwal Barde, is proud of a budding ‘robotic engineer’ in the family, but lacks the financial wherewithal to help Isah live out his lofty dream.
“I don’t have the means to support him but I will be happy if he has the support elsewhere either (from) the government or individuals. I’m a poultry farmer,” he said.
It was learnt that Isah started showing interest in engineering at 8 and he has since been steadfast on honing his skills.
“I always support him when he is about to give up so that he will be something one day. In the future, we don’t know what he might create that will help our country at large,” Muhammad, Isah’s brother, stated.