INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. – Science can be very confusing for most people. But for 13-year-old Maxwell Loughan, it is second nature. Loughan spends most of his time in his parents’ boiler room which he converted to a makeshift laboratory.
While most kids are out playing Pokemon Go, Loughan is dressed in his lab coat solving equations and proving theories. Unlike most 13-year-olds, he has already paved his road to success. The home-schooled genius spends most of his time reading mostly physics books and is even taking online courses from M.I.T. which he hopes to attend full time in the near future. At the age of 12, he was already building drones and robots. He even designed a working theoretical fusion engine.
With all the gadgets he has created, his most recent shows his pure genius. Loughan invented a device that harvests static energy, thermal energy, and radio waves from the air and converts them to usable free clean electricity.
He made his electromagnetic harvester, or as he calls it, “The Generator”, using a coffee can, two coils, a spoon, and some wire. The entire device cost less than $15 to make.
“From day one on this planet, I knew that I was put on here for a reason. And that reason is to invent, to brighten the future,” said Loughan during and interview with a local Nevada news station.
When he is not inventing or solving problems, Loughan likes to write and read comics. He started writing and illustrating his own comic books on computer paper when he was just 6 years old. He would make copies in a copy machine and hand them out to friends and anyone else who wanted to read them.
Loughan also spends some winters competing in a winter biathlon which he says teaches him many basic life lessons. Judging by his determination and achievements, we can be sure of one thing, the life lessons he has learned can very well make him the next Nikola Tesla or Albert Einstein.