By Henix Obuchunju
If following your dreams is something to go by then Kevin Mungai’s story is the perfect epitome of it. The world is evolving, the digital knowledge is growing so are the experts working left, right and center to learn/have the latest digital gadgets with them.
Kevin Mungai is a trainer at Tunapanda Institute, an NGO based in Kibera’s Olympic estate is a man to watch from now henceforth. For him mastering the techniques of operating a 3d machine is the best thing that has happened to him so far. Hey folks, ever heard of these youths who start by selling movies? We got one here. This genius learned all this by watching tutorials online and this has helped him a lot especially teaching other youths at Tunapanda.
Many could be asking what a 3d printing machine is .okay then. Let me school you just for a while. 3d printing, also known as additive manufacturing (am), refers to processes used to synthesize a three-dimensional object in which successive layers of material are formed under computer control to create an object. Objects can be of almost any shape or geometry and are produced from digital model data 3d model or another electronic data source such as an additive manufacturing file (am) file.
Kevin working with the 3d machine
The term 3d printing has its origin sense, 3d printing in reference to a process that deposits a binder material onto a powder bed with inkjet printer heads layer by layer. More recently, the term is being used in popular vernacular to encompass a wider variety of additive manufacturing techniques. In countries like the United States, their global technical standards use the official term additive manufacturing for this broader sense.
“To every youth outside there, for any opportunity you get, go for it no matter what” laments Kevin with a lot of courage knowing that it worked for him. You can’t do passion halfway. living your passion means you’re all in. You trust your heart and trust your gut wherever that takes you and most importantly never doubt your ability to achieve anything, become anything, overcome anything and inspire everything.
Kevin is currently working on designing a prosthetic hand that he believes will help people who have lost their hands either through accident or born without one.