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Merry-go-round Electricity Generators

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Author: Mark Dixon
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
7:46 pm

Can you even imagine going to a school that has no electricity and no playground equipment? I learned today 10,000 public schools in Ghana have no power source.

Please take a few moments and watch this short video about how a simple merry-go-round provides fun for Ghana school children while generating electricity to light their school room. It makes me awfully proud of my alma mater, BYU, where engineering students worked with Empower Playgrounds to design and install a power-generating merry-go-round in Essam, Ghana.

Just think of what opportunities await these kids if this will help them get access not only to electric lights, but computers and the mobile Internet!

Great stuff!

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