African Girls Create a Piss-Powered Generator

Most of us just flush it down the toilet, but a group of four girls in Africa turned urine into electricity. 14-year-olds Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin, and 15-year-old Bello Eniola created the project for the recent Maker Faire Africa in Lagos, Nigeria.

So how’s it work? Basically they use a few different chemical processes to extract and purify the hydrogen from the urine and then use the hydrogen to fuel a standard generator.

One liter of urine equals six hours of power. QED.

Here are some more pics of the project from the Maker Faire Africa blog.

Other cool projects at the Maker Faire Africa? Yes please: How about hydraulic toys created by a 15-year-old?

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