Nigeria is blessed with amazing human resources. The story of 15-year-old Ikechukwu Divine Oramife shows that.
In a video interview with BBC News Pidgin, the boy showcased the toy cars he has made so far with local materials. He even built an excavator prototype.
He said he has been in the craft since when he was 11 years old. Ikechukwu said he has built things like a helicopter, aeroplane, and a tricycle (keke) among others.
How I built it
He stated things like aluminum, dunlop, super glue and copper wire are some of his materials. To make the tyres, he glued pieces of dunlop to achieve that.
The electric motor in the car is from a scrapped DVD player. The 15-year-old added that he spent one month and two weeks building the Lambo while the excavator was built in a month and two days.
It was challenging
The teenager said that out of his creations, the Lambo was the hardest because it included the function of the seat coming out and going back in before the door closes.
He had to work five times on the door before it worked. Unlike other things he created, he built a special pad that acts like a remote control for the toy. Ikechechukwu revealed that his dream is to one day become an automobile engineer.
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