The Young Innovators Design Challenge 2019 took place in three rounds at Bengaluru, Noida, and Hyderabad. The Young Innovators Challenge 2019 was conducted by NXP, India from the month of May. It is mainly arranged for school students of 6th to 12th standard. After two months of judgment, 30 students were shortlisted for the finals. Out of 30 students, only 15 tasted victory in different categories.
C Neil Joisah won the first prize under the project title ‘Smart Irrigation System’. She said that the smart irrigation system will help the farmers in many ways such as it will save the water and electricity for the farmers and also will reduce the time for farming. Joisah is a 10-year-old from Hyderabad. She added that the device checks the moisture level of the soil in every 5 seconds using the moisture sensor fixed in the soil. She said that it also decides whether starting a water pump for watering the plants is needed or not. The smart irrigation device is an improvised version of the traditional irrigation system according to Josiah. The user needs to set the duration of the watering the plant and the device notifies the user and turns off the pump once the water level in the tank goes below the cut-off level.
The person taking the second place under the junior category (class 6 - 8), Arin Deep Singh made a ‘Juvenile Tracking System’ which tracks the heartbeat signal of a child through radio frequency and sends it to his/her parent. This operates only when they are at a range of ten steps. The 12-year-old added that when one module goes out of range then it triggers an alert on both the modules of parent and child.
The winner of the same category, Ishaan Gupta made a ‘Smart RoboCar’ which is can avoid collisions as it is equipped with a sensor. The unique feature of the car is that it has ultrasonic sensors which alert the car before it comes in contact with any object. The driverless car is equipped with excellent safety measures that can avoid obstacles like fire. Ishaan Gupta hopes that one day he will be able to upgrade the car into drone and the cost price will be between Rs 2000 -3000 once it will be available in the market.
Sanjay Gupta (India Head), NXP said that he was amazed as many young minds came up with many innovative concepts. He also added that NXP will continue encouraging the youth to be more innovative.
School students these days are coming up with brilliant innovations and ideas. NXP gives a platform to these brilliant students for showcasing their talent. For more related news and updates regarding Young Innovators Design Challenge 2019 stay tuned to CollegeDekho.