An 11-year-old boy from Atlanta, Georgia turned his struggle with bullies into a patented invention.
Makai Samuels-Paige, a sixth-grader, was made fun of for his height and was physically bullied in some instances, so he created the “Anti-Bullying Backpack” to record bullies in the act, according to Fox 5.
The creative device is equipped with two cameras, WiFi, GPS and a walkie-talkie system that alerts parents when a recording starts.
“With the bully backpack, don’t fight back, you’ve got your proof right here,” Makai told Fox 5.
He focused his inventing power to stop bullying in schools after being pushed and called names.
“I’m not one of the tallest sixth-graders,” said Makai. “I’m one of the shorter ones, so when I get picked on, it makes me feel like I’m nothing, and I want to change that,” he said.
“It’s been hurting,” he continued. “That’s why I created this.”
The student fought back with brainpower, creating the Anti-Bully Backpack. He has patented the design, and he hopes to begin producing it soon. He is currently looking for investors to assist with the process.
Makai has created other inventions for years, such as his own hovercraft and a remote-controlled lawnmower. He said his next big invention involves a jet ski, and while he can’t say what it is, he told Fox 5 that it will save lives.