What happens when you put a bunch of engineering students in a room and tell them to build solutions to their daily problems?
They build solutions to their daily problems, of course! These are engineering kids and they take building things very seriously.
Here are the teams and the cool projects they are working on:
Students tend to stay up late to work on assignments, study for tests and stalk people on Facebook. For whatever purpose, usually when students stay up late they will most likely keep their lights on and for student who share a dorm room with other students, this might be disruptive for their roommates who want to sleep.
This team came up with a prototype of a remote controllable intelligent lighting system that shines light only on the object that you’re looking at, allowing you to still see and do work in the dark without disrupting your roommate’s sleep. This system also comes with a remote control that will make it easier for you to move your light around without having to get up to do it.
2) SAN Group
Many working pet owners are gone for most of the day and are usually unable to come back home at regular intervals to feed their pets, leaving their pets with a large amount of food that might go stale. Pets are also not known to ration their food servings, so it might finish around lunch time when the amount of food left behind should last them till dinner.
To solve this problem, SAN Group created a prototype for a pet feeding device that will release 75g of food every four hours. The device will also alert you to the amount of food you have left so you won’t be in a situation where your pet’s food runs out and you forget to buy it.
To make the task of wiping off classroom whiteboards less laborious and time consuming, team Speckomp came up with a prototype for an automatic eraser that is attached to the whiteboard.
A student’s lifestyle isn’t always a green one, what with all of the paper that they use for printing out lecture notes and for taking more notes in class. Team Exit built a prototype for a low cost tablet that will make it easier for students to take notes in class without having to bring their heavy laptops with them.
5) Magnet Players
This team is working on a prototype to generate energy by using magnets, converting magnetic energy into electricity that will be used to power a torchlight.
6) Impossible Mission
The project that this team is working on might greatly appeal to all of you busy people out there who just can’t be bothered to fold and iron your laundry. Team Impossible Mission designed a system that steam irons your clothes and folds them for you.
To solve the problem of not having transport to go to class without breaking your bank to buy a car, this team built a prototype for rocket shoes that will help you get from one place to another in a speedier fashion. These shoes will not make you fly, though.
If any of these projects interest you, do give them feedback here