Spark Africa: Kenyan solution for charging mobile phones - Episode 2

Please log in to watch:
Spark Africa: Kenyan Solution For Charging Mobile Phones - Episode 2

Log in Now

Don't have a account? Click here to Sign up


Students in Nairobi create a dynamo that uses bicycle power to create electricity and charge cellphones!

It is estimated that in Kenya about 17,5 million of the total 38,5 million inhabitants own a mobile phone. But in rural areas electricity is a problem. Students of the university of Nairobi came up with the solution: the 'Smart Charger'. The charger works quite simple: one connects it to the dynamo of a bicycle. The device transforms the power into electricity that can charge the mobile phone. After about one hour the phone will be charged. In association with Africa Interactive at
Posted on:
March 6, 2013, 4:48 a.m.
Log in to rate this video:


​​Christmas Eve in Johannesburg. A classic white Valiant cruises the deserted streets of the vast metropolis. Inside the car, Sugar Man, a ...
​​From bush electrical rituals to major music venues in the capital or more intimate music on the village square, this documentary celebrat...
​​The mobile industry revolutionized payment systems in Kenya. Right now, about 6 million Kenyans use M-PESA, an SMS service for sending mo...
comments powered by Disqus
Country: Kenya
Language: English
Year: 2009
Official site: Spark Africa on Vimeo