2012: The Year in Pee and Poop

Teenagers Invent a Pee-Powered Generator

2 of 12
urine powered generator photo

credit: Maker Faire Africa

2 of 12

When Derek posted on four teenage girls who presented a "pee-powered generator" at Maker Faire Africa in Lagos, it generatored quite the discussion in our comments.

From those who called BS on what they saw as a "perpetual motion machine", to others who applauded a group of teenagers (yes, teenagers!) for applying their interest in science and exploring solutions to their countries problems, it's fair to say the reactions were as varied as they were intense.

Head on over to the original post to make up your own minds.