AfriGadget is a website dedicated to showcasing African ingenuity. A team of bloggers and readers contribute pictures, videos and stories from across the continent. Inspiring stuff.

This guy made a crude helicopter with scrap aluminum and parts from a Honda Civic, an old Toyota and from the remains of a crashed Boeing 747.

Here’s a guy who made a paraglider out of plastic bags and scrap wire.

A home made welding machine from Nairobi. Kids forced to make their own toys show off their ingenuity. In Kenya they’ve developed bio gas generator that turns methane from a manure pit into cooking gas. And this guy turns mortar shells into coffee makers.

And this one will blow you away: A homemade windmill from very spare parts. Includes a video of the creator at the TED conference.

So much from so little. Impressive.