Current News Headlines: 12-Year-Old Nigerian Girl Builds Cheap Robot That Folds Clothes In Three Seconds

Naija News: Nigerian Girl Builds Cheap Robot That Folds Clothes In Three Seconds

Fathia Abdullahi is currently making headlines globally after she built a cheap robot to fold clothes and it does so in three seconds. Even though the Nigerian girl has just been coding for a couple of years now, she has gotten to a point where she’s building her own machines to help out with everyday work. The 12-year-old has managed to put together an ingenious device that automatically folds clothes when you place them on the panels. She told Reuters, “I made it using pins, some beams, and an EV3 brick.”

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The EV3 brick here is a programmable circuit that works as the heart of LEGO’s Mindstorms Education robots, meant to be robots kids can build and program themselves to carry out basic functions. Even though Abdullahi’s folding robot is just a prototype, it is capable of automatically folding an item of clothing once you lay it out in seconds. She says she plans to develop the device further and then sell it at local markets to help make people’s chores easier.

Truthfully, it’s quite an amazing machine, given that CES this year also saw Foldimate, a professionally-made laundry-folding machine. Except it takes five seconds, doesn’t do extra small or large items like baby clothes and sheets, and costs up tp $1,000 so there’s that.

 

 

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