Mbun Desmond Eshuali, a 21year old student who hails from Ajei Ngie, Momo Division in the North West Region is entitled to numerous robots mostly fabricated from waste materials he picked. His motive is to help combat the Corona Virus by fabricating robots to help households in cleaning and waste management so as to limit people from getting into contact with infected surfaces.
The last born from a family of 8 has invented a remote control unmanned RC car, a quadcopter (drone), an obstacle avoidance robot, distance measurement device, RC plane, a floor cleaning robot, a disinfecting smartphone control robot car, a smart trash can or dustbin which automatically opens when you approach it, when you drop your dirt’s and leave it closes without you touching it and many others.
He admits that his inventions come as a need for him to create solutions to human problems.
“I am inspired to create solutions to human problems through the things I create”.
With the COVID-19 killing many around the globe, Mbun Desmond thinks, his inventions like the floor cleaning Robot, a robot set with a sensor that carry detergents to clean the floor can help people stay safe from contacting the virus.
Another invention by Desmond is a disinfecting smartphone-controlled robot car. A robot which is used to disinfect surfaces suspected to be infected void of human contact. One only sits far off and controls the robot using their phone.
Another problem he seeks to address is the poor dirt management in most regions in Cameroon especially in the North West Region. He says, to solve this problem, one needs to tackle each home, office and street. As a result, Mbun Desmond produced a Smart Dust bin.
“… smart trash can or dustbin which automatically opens when you approach it, when you drop your dirt and leave, it closes without you touching it. It can be used in offices and hospitals, streets etc.”
The 21year old has attracted the attention of many who marvel at his inventions but no one to patronize him.
“I get some materials from trash to put them together most times I abandon some projects because I couldn’t get the components and I didn’t have the money to buy them. I think if I get sponsors who can help me get materials and components to work with, I will do better.” 21year old Mbun Desmond Eshuali said.
The lack of sponsors and equipment has limited him from producing on a large scale. Thus, Desmond intends to produce for the public when he has the capital.
“I have not yet gone into marketing because I don’t have the capital to start large scale production, when I will have money I will start producing for public consumption and in large sizes if necessary.”
Nevertheless, the engineering student remains optimistic as he is willing to utilize his skills to find solutions to problems. In order to do so, Mbun Desmond plans to open a tech Center in future.
“My future prospect is to be someone who will be out to innovate, invent and also transfer the knowledge to others. By God’s power, I may open a small tech center.” He confided.
He is currently on a project known as microhydroelectricity project. He says his family has been very instrumental and supportive in helping him achieve his dreams.