IIT boot camp: Delhi high schoolers develop convertible car seats, other prototypes

The month-long boot camp aimed at addressing some high impact societal problems through technology

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Students who were selected for the boot camp showcased their prototypes on Friday (June 24)

In a boot camp organized by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), a group of high schoolers came up with notable innovations. A device for rehabilitation exercise monitoring, automated reuse of RO purifier waste water, car seats that can be converted into a stretcher, are some of the prototypes built by the school students.

Twenty-five high schoolers (classes 11 and 12) successfully completed a ‘Do-It Yourself’ (DIY) summer boot camp called “Change Makers” a organised by IIT. The students were seen showcasing the prototypes built by them on Friday.

The boot camp, an initiative of the institute’s Academic Outreach and New Initiatives office, started with the students forming teams and choosing problems to work on in the first week of the camp.

“The school students received valuable guidance from the IIT Delhi faculty and student mentors. They also used the state-of-the-art facilities available at the Makerspace (a DIY Central Research Facility at IIT Delhi) to convert their impactful ideas into reality,” said Rangan Banerjee, Director at IIT Delhi.

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“The students built and refined the functional prototypes of their electro-mechanical projects under the mentorship of the institute’s faculty and the college students in the third and the fourth weeks,” he further added.

The nine student team projects were about rehabilitation exercise monitoring, automating reuse of RO filtered waste water, aeroponics, trekker safety, quadruped terrain mapping robot, avoiding drowsiness in drivers, stretcher convertible seat in vehicles, real time text to braille translator and a rolling robot.

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The month-long boot camp, aimed at addressing some high impact societal problems, had started on May 23.

(With Agency Inputs)

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