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Kenyan Inventor Builds Electronic Wheelchairs Powered by Laptop Batteries

By Malanie Nagi  and Alexandra Mae Jones |
Lincoln Wamae doesn’t see trash when he comes across a discarded laptop in a junkyard. He sees opportunity.
The 30-year-old scavenges scrap metal and electronics to create custom electronic chairs — a hobby that has turned into a way to help Kenyans with physical disabilities regain their independence.

Wamae, who lives in Nairobi, taught himself the…