A reader quotes an earlier one:
The kid didn’t “make” anything; he just pulled an old clock apart and put the remains in a box and brought it to school.
Well, yes, the clock that made Ahmed famous wasn’t much of an invention. The blogger you linked, Ian Tuttle, isn’t exactly much of an investigator, because Ahmed himself said the same thing: “He told Larry Wilmore on The Nightly Show that it took him ‘10 or 20 minutes’ to put it together and that he has built more complicated items, but that the clock was simple, using some parts that were scrapped off so that it was easier.” [CB note: that Nightly Show appearance occurred after Tuttle’s post.]
The clock is the thing that made Ahmed famous, but the reason people are calling him an inventor is because he was: