What is the WOT?

The WOT is a student organization with a passion for technology and development. We test and design extremely affordable technologies for use in developing countries.

A water pump for €20 and €10 for an irrigation system? We develop it. Join us!

Looking for an internship for the minor Crossing Borders, your final thesis or just to gain experience in a developing country? Contact us!

Learn how to weld at the WOT! Curious? Stop by!

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Wotters in Kenya - June 1st, 2022 No Comments

A few months ago, two organisations specialized in well drilling training, invited the WOT to join them in Kenya. They wished to reach more people through a YouTube video of the drilling and training process. Two members of the WOT accepted this challenge and travelled…


After a long winter we’ve organised our first working weekend of the year! With joint efforts, the main goal was to drill a well at the back of the terrain for the new ‘Umoya’ test-setup that will use the earlier posted ‘new gearbox design’ by…


A new youtube video has been published on our youtube channel. The youtube channel ‘Learn for Life’ has posted multiple videos on a “free energy water pump’. Because we were sceptical whether this pump works or whether the video is fake we decided to build…


Since last year, the WOT has been in contact with HGI, an organisation that focuses on solving the plastic waste problem on small islands in the Moluccas. Several projects have been worked on since then. Shredder First of all a shredder has been made. Most…


A new youtube video has been published on our youtube channel. The video shows a custom made well drilling method called rotary jetting. It combines a rotating drill head with a water jet. If you are interested also have a look at the experimental setup…


The WOT will host introduction activities every Wednesday and Thursday this September.You can sign up for these activities using the following google form: Sign up via Google Forms These activities will be organised like our weekly association nights (normally every Wednesday) so we’ll gather at…


Mzuzu Demonstration - August 12th, 2021 1 Comment
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This June, the WOT organized its first physical activity in a long time! In light with the start of producing a Mzuzu well-drilling set, Henk Holtslag from SMART introduced enthusiastic WOTters to the Mzuzu drilling method in a 1-day course. With regard to an information…


A new video has been posted on our youtube channel. The video shows how to construct an amanzi water pump. This is a pump made from HDPE pipes. Therefore it is flexible and lightweight. You can watch the video below. Don’t forget to also have…


Since the last post about the new windpump gearbox a lot of progress has been made. In this blog, we will discuss some of the findings during the process. Also, some important changes are made to the design which will be discussed. Starting from the…


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