Kelvin Doe was one of the talented and inspiring “Meet the Young Makers” panelists for September’s World Maker Faire (although the audio quality is poor, you can see the panel here). Kelvin was visiting the United States for the first time from Sierra Leone, where he was a finalist in the Innovate Salone 2012 high school invention challenge for his ingenuity in creating homemade generators, batteries and and FM radio transmitters for community empowerment.
15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus.
Kelvin became the youngest person in history to be invited to the “Visiting Practitioner’s Program” at MIT. THNKR had exclusive access to Kelvin and his life-changing journey – experiencing the US for the first time, exploring incredible opportunities, contending with homesickness, and mapping out his future.