Video: 3D Printing for
the Developing World

April 2014

Player description

A Togolese inventor has built a 3D printer using discarded electronic waste that was recently on display at the 3D PrintShow in NYC. The inventor, Kodjo Afate Gnikou is part of WoeLab, a maker space in Togo, where the prototype was built based on the design of the Mendel 3D Printer.

As a representative of WoeLab, Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou, explains in this video, the 3D printer is made of parts gathered from old computers, printers, and scanners found in e-waste dumps. The overall goal, he says, is to democratize technology and ensure that Africa doesn’t get left behind in this new industrial revolution of 3D printing.

Filmed and edited by Chitra Sethi, Managing Editor,

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