Right from 'Goggles for Blind' to creating the 'World's Smallest Satellite', the young generation of India is making the country proud of their advanced inventions. So come on, let's have a look at some brilliant inventors who are planning to alter the world as we know it.
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Kavya Vignesh is a Class 7 student of Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj. She is the part of Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious which is India's youngest ever team that qualified for the First Lego League in European Open championship in Aarhus. It was scheduled in May this year.
She used a combination of robotics and hi-tech components and developed a Bee Saver Bot that removes honey bees. The honey bee is the species primarily responsible for pollination and honey production around the world and this technology is to safely and carefully remove honey bees without harming them or humans.
"We chose honey bees because they are mostly overlooked. Bees are mostly killed by humans through pesticides, colony collapse disorder, and much more ways. We learned that more than 85 percent of the world's crops are pollinated by honey bees. Every third bite of food comes from a bee-pollinated crop or animal that depends on bee pollination," Vignesh said in an interview.
Anang Tadar, a class 11 student from Arunachal Pradesh, produced an innovative technology. He named it Goggles for Blind (G4B). It is a pair of glasses that can be worn by the visually impaired, Using the technology similar to parking sensors in cars, these goggles can alert then about nearby objects that too without using a stick.
"These days there are so many obstructions both inside the house and outside. The G4B will help blind people move around a lot easier," Tadar said in an interview with Hindustan Times. He told Arunachal Pradesh's Chief Minister, Pema Khandu, that he was inspired to make this product when he saw a blind girl a few years ago.
UNICEF was truly impressed with the innovation, and so it asked Tadar to develop some more prototypes like this. The initial product is considered a bit bulky, and the aim is to make it a bit lighter. The Arunachal Pradesh government has even assured financial support to Tadar so that he can work more efficiently on his innovation to make it easier to handle and is able to produce it on a large scale.
Team Panthera, a group of 15 students that are from the Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women, Delhi has all female candidates between 18 to 21 years of age. "A major amount of pollution comes from vehicles," Manupriya Vats, team captain and driver for Team Panthera said. "And that's why we thought of this car that will give very good mileage. Our country is still dependent on gasoline [petrol]. We aren't into electric cars too much. So we decided to take gasoline and get high mileage from it to reduce the carbon footprint."
According to The Hindu, Iris 2.0, is a single-seater car. It is a three-wheeled prototype that weighs 45-50 kg that too with a one-foot ground clearance. It has a 35cc engine and even touches 55kmph. it is expected to run 300 km if given a liter of petrol.
Kalam SAT, by the name you can guess that it is named after former Indian president Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. It was built by an Indian High school student group which was led by Rifath Sharook. Rifath is an 18-year-old from Pallapatti, a Tamil Nadu town. According to Wikipedia, Kalam SAT is even indicated in the Asia Book of Records, India Book of Records and Assist World Records with the title of 'World's lightest and smallest satellite'.
The team was a selected and so won an opportunity to design something that can be launched into space via a NASA rocket. The probe weights 64 grams which is fitted in a 3.8-centimeter cube. It is made of a 3-D printed reinforced carbon fiber polymer which was launched by a sub-orbital spaceflight.
Akash Manoj, a confident teenager who at the age of 15 has a visiting card that describes him as a researcher in cardiology. "I have seen people worried about board exams. I study it, but it does not bother me," said Manoj.
Isn't it pretty amazing that this Class 10th student has developed a device that can predict 'silent' heart attacks? He knows that it is identified as one of the major health risks for thousands of Indians.
"He was a diabetic and had high blood pressure, but he was healthy otherwise. He had a silent heart attack, collapsed and died," Akash said about his grandfather's death. That's when he decided to create a device that could detect 'silent heart attacks'.
Designed by three girls from the school's Class XI, Aditi Arya, Malini Dasgupta and Devika Malhotra, this invention is produced using the 3D printing technology, built a cardboard prototype, which they subsequently modified. According to an Indian Express report, it was then built into a prototype using plastic.
"It's like a simple vending machine with a coil in a box vertically and pads go in the middle of it. The coil moves once and a pad is released," explained Arya. To create this, they used a 3D modelling app called 123B.
"No idea is stupid. Only with many such ideas and a lot of brainstorming, we can create something so effective," said Arya.
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