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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#1 Bee Saver Bot
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.
“My aim in life is to use the power of robotics to solve some real-world problems.”
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
#2 Goggles for Blind (G4B)
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.
Anang Tadar with the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu.
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.
#3 Energy-efficient Car
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.”
#4 Kalam SAT, world’s smallest satellite.
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
#5 A device to predict ‘silent’ heart attacks.
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.
#6 A 3D printed sanitary pad dispenser.
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.