Inspired by Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, Josua Nghaamwa first made his mark by creating what could be termed a cellphone, using scrap radio parts and toy telephone parts. Even though his device used radio signals, it could reach a cellphone over 1000km away.
Now, four years after that effort, the 22 year-old is back with a home-made foil satellite dish booster, which aims to deliver fast internet access to the widest population at the lowest usage and capital cost and create a strong competitive business.
His invention is designed to fit snugly in a laptop bag and has a USB port that allows user to connect their modem or cellphone to enhance their connectivity speeds. It also has wireless capabilities that support Wi-fi and Bluetooth.
Despite the challenges he faces, Nghaamwa encourages his peers to invent things that could make life much easier.
Nghwaamwa has since obtained a patent certificate for his invention from Namibia’s Department of Trade and Industry.
Source: New Era Namibia