My name is Norbert Okec. I’m a retired analytical chemist, who now makes solar powered projects. My current project I’m presenting at Maker Faire Africa is a solar powered traffic light system, but I’m also developing a solar powered irrigation system for small holdings.
I’ve tried to make what is sometimes thought of as a complicated system (traffic lights) as simple as possible. The idea hasn’t been to create a factory to manufacture these things, but to encourage end users to think about traffic lights as a simple system they can design and maintain in house.
The system is open source and I plan to publish a free e-book explaining how to construct the system very soon.