“Change Maker” Delhi students made them at IIT camp. Yes, a robot too

The boot camp is an initiative of the Office of Academic Outreach and New Initiatives at IIT.

New Delhi:

Device for monitoring rehabilitation exercises, automated reuse of wastewater from the reverse osmosis purifier, car seats convertible into a stretcher, are among the prototypes built by schoolchildren during a boot camp at IIT Delhi.

Twenty-five high school students (grades 11 and 12) have successfully completed a “Do-It Yourself (DIY)” “Change Makers” summer boot camp organized by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and presented the prototypes built by them on Friday.

Boot camp, an initiative of the institute’s Office of Academic Outreach and New Initiatives, began with students forming teams and choosing problems to work on during the first week.

“Students at the school received valuable guidance from faculty and student mentors at IIT Delhi and utilized the state-of-the-art facilities available at Makerspace (a central DIY research center at IIT Delhi) to turn their impactful ideas into reality,” said Rangan Banerjee. , Director, IIT Delhi.

“Students built and refined working prototypes of their electromechanical projects under the mentorship of institute faculty and third- and fourth-week students,” he added.

The nine student team projects focused on rehabilitation exercise monitoring, automation of reverse osmosis filtered wastewater reuse, aeroponics, hiker safety, quadruped terrain mapping robot, prevention of drowsiness in drivers, the seat convertible into a stretcher in vehicles, real-time text to a Braille translator and a rolling robot. .

The month-long boot camp, aimed at addressing some high-impact societal issues, began on May 23.

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