The maker movement is sweeping the country. This year, our Fellows and Alumni coached a whopping 60 TEAMS of student inventors to compete at Young Innovate – a national annual maker competition for secondary schools. Students designed embedded system solutions to solve real-life problems based on maker open source platforms such as Arduino, 3D Printing and Python.
We are so proud of all our students for coming up with these wonderful ideas and inventions themselves, and are thrilled that 4 teams won awards for their inventions – 1 team even bagged the top spot in Johor as State Champions!
We’ve rounded up a little tour for you to meet some of our makers and their inventions. Which are your favourites?
1. ROCT N’ ROLL Remote-controlled Lifting CartA portable lifting platform for those hard-to-reach places! Handy at home or at work.
Coach: 2016 Fellow, Teo Yen Ming
2. Pick-Up-DudeKeep your plantation tidy with this moving vacuum cleaner that sucks up fallen palm fruits.
Coach: 2016 Fellow, Yeong Sue Ann
3. Virtual Reality Tourism GogglesThese goggles will takes you places! Just key in the GPS location of where you want to go.
Coach: 2016 Fellow, Thulasi Kumar
4. iFinderThis mini tracking device can help locate the exact longtitude and latitude of young children (in case they get lost), patients with dementia (in case they forget how to go home), or even in tourism to track the location of buses, for instance.
Coach: 2016 Fellow, Albert Lee
5. Atlantis Auto Reminder to Drink WaterThe team built the pump from scratch by watching YouTube videos!
Coach: 2016 Fellow, Lim Wan Ying
6. Anti-pododermatitis Light Distribution (APLD) SystemThis agricultural project prevents the overcrowding of chickens on farms!
Coach: 2016 Fellow, Wardatulnadhirah Zainal Abidin
7. Autoglow Magnetic RollerPicks up anything magnetic – and has a night sensor so it automatically lights up when it’s dark!
Coach: 2016 Fellow, Khor Wei Ken
8. Intelligent Steering Wheel [7th place, Penang]This system detects whether the driver has both hands on the steering wheel. If only one hand is on the wheel, the driver will not be able to accelerate and the emergency lights will switch on to warn other people on the road that the driver is not paying attention!
Coaches: 2013 Alumni, David Chak, Felicia Yoon, Daniel Russel + Alina Amir (Arus Academy)
9. Snap King [5th place, Selangor]Helps tourists take selfies, and also helps detect intruders in the paddy fields at night. (Photos are uploaded directly to Snap King’s Facebook page.)
Coaches: 2014 Alumni, Nigel Sim + Chong Zhi Xiong (Chumbaka Cyberjaya)
10. Harnamzai Fish Feeder [4th place, Johor]The Harnamzai Fish Feeder takes care of feeding your pet fish for you!
Coach: 2016 Fellow, Nadia Nicole
11. Farming Box [1ST PLACE, Johor]An smart farming system that automates water and light for plants!
Coach: 2016 Fellow, Tan Jiunn Wen
Johor State Champions!Good luck at the Nationals!
Want to find out more about Young Innovate? 2014 Alumnus, Wei Jie explains!