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Published: Sunday, April 17 2011 8:00 p.m. MDT

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Bakersfield, CA

Fantastic product but terrible reporting! Who are the team members?

Powell, OH

They are from BYU. Their motives will be ever suspect. The real goal is mormon converts and helping people is secondary. We see this throughout the world with these types.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Great use of class time, real-world applications are the best way to learn and there is certainly nothing more worthwhile than a humanitarian benefit.

@dektol, shame on you for saying that. This drill was built for a non-BYU or LDS nonprofit for the development of water resources. This most certainly is not primarily a missionary tool, otherwise the LDS Church would have issued the call for designs and would market it under their brand.

Lehi, UT

Regardless of motive if they have produced a product that helps people help themselves then they've accomplished some good in this world we share. Sometimes we need to let smart people do their work and just enjoy their results. Good job boys. Next project please.

Cedar City, UT

A great project and worthwhile effort to rescue people from poverty, I'm surprised the local government hasn't tried to stifle it. . .

Provo, UT

This is Nathan, one of the student engineers on the team. Thank you for your interest! We are very excited about the project and yes, it's a non-profit organization that does not represent BYU or the LDS Church. In a few week we are taking our drill to Tanzania to hopefully drill a well for a village to implement it. The idea is that it will continued to be manufactured there in country. I'd be happy to answer any questions! Hopefully you'll hear more about our upcoming trip!

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