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    Class IX dropout can make computer from any leftover tech!

    Jayant Parab is sixteen. He is a Class-IX dropout. This Mumbai boy has made computers from leftovers from offices, banks and hospitals. With practice and a good DIY guide, any person can assemble a computer from new parts. But Jayant Parab has assembled computers from parts salvaged from e-wastes, and cut the acrylic body himself. His father, once a scrap dealer, today specialises in sourcing old and unusable computers and other hardware from from offices, hospitals and schools. This is where his son scores the nuts and bolts of what would become a computer in near future.

    The only negative aspect about this extremely promising young boy is that he does not find any interest in studies.
  • #579175
    I remember the days when people used to visit radio transistor shops to get repaired their newly bought transistors (radios) which used to stop broadcasting Binaca Geetmala or such other popular programs. The mechanic at the shop used to charge Rs. 10 or Rs. 20 and after going behind the curtain in the repairs section of the shop, used to re-insert the batteries correctly to solve the problem which was earlier fixed inverted by the illiterate owner.

    Since then we have traversed far. Now we are generating e-waste. In Mumbai alone 9,400 MT e-waste is generated daily out of which only 3,000 ton is processed.

    Dropping from school doesn't necessarily mean stopping the learning process. Ravindra, the scrap dealer father of the boy Jayant is happy as in this manner he is getting better returns. Jayant has learned few basic things about assembling computer parts which we are otherwise also doing in swanky factory premises.

    However, Jayant's wish that - 'I want to make affordable computers' is an offbeat concept. He dreams about making computer cheap by assembling parts from scrap, not through inventing a new technology.

    Let us encourage each other in sharing knowledge.

  • #579184
    Wow what a creative idea Jayant Parab has to make a new computer from the rejected waste by us as scrap. Normally when the computer gets little old we want to replace the same with the new one and sell it to the scrap dealer in throw away price. But it is now known that even from the thrown away computer parts, one can make a new computer by assembling the required parts in sequence and thus Parab has proved that education is not necessary but close observance of things would make him great. Such kind of intelligent people must be given respect irrespective of his non interest in education.
    K Mohan
    I consider myself as the learner everyday


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