A grade 5 pupil from Chivhu has built a cellphone network booster prototype using locally available material like tins, wires and plastics.
The natural engineer even articulates how the booster works and gives its possible applications all in Shona. He says the booster can be used to make and receive calls in remote areas and that it can also be used to control centre pivots in farms using its ‘network’.
He paid close attention to the prototype booster which he dubbed ‘Network.com’. It has various parts like the battery, breakers and sector antennas. He even switched it on to show how functional it is.
Watch the video below.