This 12-year-old Turns Scraps Into Robotic Toys

By on Jan 19, 2016 in Awesome Boys | 0 comments

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Like so many other kids, Jasuel Rivera loves to play with gadgets. Unfortunately, Jasuel’s grandmother isn’t unable to buy him any of the latest toys, so the 12-year-old took matters into his own hands and made his own.


Instead of complaining that he didn’t have the newest toys, Jasuel read a ton of books and searched the Internet to learn how to make his own gadgets from leftover items he found around his neighborhood in San Pedro de Macoris, in the Dominican Republic.

Jasuel uses cardboard boxes, glass jars, syringes, and just about anything he can get his hands on to make cars, trucks, and robots.


“I didn’t have money to buy one, but I saw one like this on the Internet, so I made my own,” Jasuel told a local news crew. “I liked it, so I kept on doing it.”

Jasuel is super interested in math and engineering, and hopes hopes to design real cars and trucks when he gets older. His main goal? Land a great job so he can buy a new house for his grandmother.

We love it!

Check out Jasuel’s interview with Zona5 to learn more about his awesome talent. 

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