Obakeng Thetele, a 17-year-old inventor from South Africa, really wanted his own car, but his father said that he needed to finish school and save up money first. So, he decided to take things into his own hands, literally, by collecting scrap metal from various places around the city of Bloemfontein. He’s always had a knack for anything mechanical since his father is a mechanical and welding school teacher. Read more for a video and additional information.
Obakeng’s first project way back in 2015 didn’t quite go as planned due to a lack of materials, but that didn’t stop him. A second chance came this past year after his father gifted him a motorbike, which provided pretty much the drivetrain for the scrap metal car you see above. However, he did still need to source a few extra parts to make sure it ran properly.
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